Shelby: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Shelby | Girls
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.”
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- Comments and insights on the name Shelby: | Edit
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 definitly 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.
- 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
Shell, Shelb, Shelbers, Seashell, Shelbs, Shelbster, Shelbo
- 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)
Global Popularity of the Name Shelby
- #143 in Canada (Alberta)
- #158 in United States
- #248 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #529 in Scotland