Shelly - girls name

Shelly name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Shelly name meaning:

The name Shelly is derived from the Hebrew name "Shelley" or "Shelleya" which means "meadow" or "clearing." It can also be traced back to the Old English word "scead" meaning "shade" or "shelter." The name Shelly is typically given to girls and is often associated with qualities such as beauty, grace, and gentleness.

Individuals named Shelly are often seen as caring and nurturing, always willing to lend a helping hand to others. They possess a strong sense of empathy, understanding, and compassion, making them great listeners and confidants. Shellys are known for their ability to create harmonious environments and bring people together. They have a calming presence and are often sought after for their wise advice and guidance.

Furthermore, Shellys are often creative and have a deep appreciation for nature and its beauty. They possess a strong connection to their surroundings and find solace in peaceful and serene environments. The name Shelly embodies a sense of tranquility and stability, reflecting the qualities of the meadow or clearing from which it originated.

Origin: English

Meadow on a hilltop.


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Related names

Shelly , Shelley

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Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Shelly

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