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.

Related Names:

Shelbi, Shelbie

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