Shelby: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shelby
Origin of the name Shelby:
Transferred use of the surname derived from an English place-name meaning “a willow grove, a place where willows grow.”
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I LOVE this name!! My oldest son wants to name the baby Shelby. I just might let him!! My name is Sadie, (I hate it by the way).
I'm 17 years old and my name is Shelby Lee. I know, traditional and southern. But honestly, I feel like girls named Shelby tend to be friendly, cheerful, confident, and outgoing. This is because not only am I most definitely that way, but all other Shelby's I have met have been that way as well. But no matter what I love, and am proud of, my name.
So this is actually my name, I'm 18 currently and spell it Shelby and my middle name is actually Lee too like the other Shelby up there ^ after my Dad's Mom. I absolutely love my name its a perfect in between of popular and not especially because we live on the east coast (much to Daddy's discontent, he's from Texas) so Shelby's are few and far between. I always get compliments on how pretty my name is and couldn't see me as anything else. Never had problems with it and bullies. A little about me is I am cheerleading captain at my school, get A's and B's. I tend to be very shy around those I don't know, outgoing with those I do. I commonly get described as the bubbly blonde one and I hope this helps y'all.
Hi! My name is also Shelby but Shelby Rae instead of Shelby Lee. I'm 16 and I get many compliments because of my name. I was named Shelby after Julia Roberts who played Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Even though she dies in the movie, Julia Roberts does a good job of showing the name as a sweet, friendly, and strong person in the movie. It's also because I have freckles, green eyes, and a sweet smile. One person even came up to me one time and told me every freckle is an angel's kiss. Shelby does come off as friendly person which comes in hand. I can be shy to people I don't know but as soon as I get to know someone, they see the real me and I open up to them. I'm also from the South so the name, Shelby, is common. I have two other girls in my class that are named both Shelby Lynn. Like the second Shelby Lee, I tend to get called a bubbly blonde sometimes but I'm also really smart and go to an advanced math, science, and arts school. I love my name! It's the perfect all around name and I suggest it. The name expresses my creativity, intelligence, cuteness, and friendliness!
My sisters name is Shelby Sierra. She is a sweet country girl, and it fits her perfectly. My daddy named her after Carol Shelby, who created the Ford Mustang. Shelby is a sweet name. Whenever I hear the name Shelby, I think of a sweet friendly person. It is a lovely name.
This is my name too! My mom loved the name because of the movie Steel Magnolias. But since I don't live in the South and I have no family there, my mom didn't want my name to sound too Southern so she went with Shelby Paige. I've only seen one other person do Paige with Shelby and I like that. It makes my name even more unique, because you don't hear the name Shelby that often. I also like the name, because along with what others have put. I feel like I am very kind, creative, and unique because of my name.
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It seems like everyone wants to "individualize" thier childs name to make it unique. Why make it so complicated? My daughter's name is spelled traditionally, SHELBY. There are 3 other children with the same name in her grade spellings vary. Shelbie, Shelbee, Chelbe. Please, lets not make this anymore difficult on our children to learn by complicating their own name!
This name is a sweet reminder of a girl I met years ago who was extremely friendly and cheerful.
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Traditionally Shelby is a boy's name. Can you imagine?
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Shelby Lynne- country singer
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Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (lead character in the movie Steel Magnolias)
Shelby Corcoran (Rachel's birth mother on Glee played by Idina Menzel)