Shelby - boys name

Shelby name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 56%

Shelby name meaning:

The name Shelby is of English origin and is generally considered a unisex name, although it is more commonly used for girls. The meaning of the name Shelby is "willow farm" or "from the estate on the ledge". The name carries a sense of nature, as willow trees are known for their elegance and grace. The association with a farm or estate adds a touch of stability and grounding.

Those named Shelby are often described as intelligent, independent, and practical individuals. They are known for their strong-willed nature and determination. With their logical thinking and problem-solving skills, they excel in careers that require analysis and organization. Shelby's are often admired for their soothing and calming presence, just like the willow trees they are named after.

Overall, the name Shelby embodies a combination of femininity and strength, nature and stability. It represents an individual who is intelligent, independent, and grounded, with a touch of elegance and grace.

Origin: English

Sheltered town.


Surnames, Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 2125 out of 4789

10 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Shelby

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