Shelby Name Meaning & Origin

Shelby

Pronunciation: SHEHL-bee (key)

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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Comments and insights on the name Shelby: | Edit

I'm 13 and my name is Shelby. To me, it sounds kind of basic but I still like it. I think Shelby is a good boy's name so that's why I like it, it doesn't make me sound too girly. I'm VERY emo and I love the color black. Everyone says my name fits my personality lol.

Personal experiences with the name Shelby: | Edit

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.

Nicknames for Shelby: | Edit

Shel pie
Shelbers
Smell
Bel
Shelb
Shel
Shelbs
Shelbel
Shelbalina
Shelbert
Shelbzster
Shelbo
Shelly
Shelly Bean
Shababa
Shelbabelbadingdong
Shebalebadingdong
Sheb
Shep
Kelp
Shepherd

Meanings and history of the name Shelby: | Edit

Traditionally Shelby is a boy's name. Can you imagine?

Famous real-life people named Shelby: | Edit

Shelby Lynne- country singer

Shelby in song, story & screen: | Edit

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (lead character in the movie Steel Magnolias)
Shelby Corcoran (Rachel's birth mother on Glee played by Idina Menzel)

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