Shelly Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Shelly:
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Shelly
My name is Shelly and I really enjoyed it growing up. I had an original name and took pride in not knowing any other Shelly's. I am sometimes referred to as Shell or Shell-bells but I would not say that they are nicknames if that makes sense.
I like the name Shelly. It's just a nice, all-around regular name. Also can be a nickname for Michelle.
- Personal experiences with the name Shelly
My name is Shelly. Growing up I loved my name and it wasn't till I was older that I started meeting other Shelly's. It can be annoying when asked what's your name a lot of times I am miss heard as saying Kelly or Sherry.
- Nicknames for Shelly
Shell, Shells, Shell-bell, Shelly jelly, Shelly belly
- Meanings and history of the name Shelly
- Famous real-life people named Shelly
Shelly Cole (Gilmore Girls)
- Shelly in song, story & screen
Jamie Lee Curtis' character in my girl was named Shelly
Shelly Marsh, Stan's older sister from South Park
Shelly, character from the cartoon "Jabber Jaw"