Sheldon - boys name

Sheldon name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Sheldon name meaning:

The name Sheldon is of English origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Old English words "sceald" meaning "steep" or "sloping" and "dun" meaning "hill," referring to a person who lived near a steep hill. The name Sheldon can also be associated with a place name in England, such as the village of Sheldon in Derbyshire.

In terms of character, individuals named Sheldon are often known for their intelligence, analytical skills, and logical thinking. They have a natural curiosity and a deep desire to understand how things work. Sheldons tend to be methodical and detail-oriented, excelling in fields that require precision and problem-solving abilities. They have an innate ability to see patterns and connections that others may not always notice. Sheldon is also associated with a strong work ethic and determination, enabling individuals with this name to achieve success in their chosen endeavors. Overall, the name Sheldon carries a sense of intellect, ambition, and a thirst for knowledge.

Origin: English

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Unisex names

Related names

Sheldon , Shel

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 2730 out of 4789

7 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Sheldon

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