Shelley Name Meaning & Origin

Shelley

Pronunciation: SHEHL-ee (key)

Origin of the name Shelley:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English Scealfleáh. The name is composed of the elements scelf (a shelf, a ledge) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow): hence, “dweller on the clearing near the ledge.”

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chelly, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly

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Nicknames for Shelley

Shell, Shell bell, Shelley belly

Meanings and history of the name Shelley

Shelley comes from an English surname. It can also be a nickname for Michelle or Rochelle.

Famous real-life people named Shelley

Shelley Hennig - American Actress (Plays Malia Tate on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Shelley Beattie, deaf actress and athlete who played "Siren" on the original "American Gladiators."
Shelley Winters, American actress
Shelley Duvall, American actress, best known for her role in the film "The Shining"
Shelley Long, American actress, best known for her role as neurotic waitress Diane in the 1980s TV series "Cheers".

Shelley in song, story & screen

"Some of Shelley's Blues" is a great song written by Michael Nesmith and recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The name does not appear in the lyrics anywhere, but at least it's in the title.

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