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The name Shelley is of English origin, and means meadow on a ledge.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shelley has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shelley
Use of the Name Shelley for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
70,669 58,681 7,857 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shelley has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Shelley first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1893, which is the first year shown on the table.  Shelley last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1993, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shelley
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1893  8238
1894    
1895  9697
1896    
1897    
1898    
1899  7729
1900  9639
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1906  9149
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193992958  
194091063  
1941    
194276499  
1943738111  
1944642132  
1945562172  
1946571195  
1947576220  
1948391411  
19492331,016  
19501701,667  
19511661,845  
19521641,885  
19531681,936  
19541612,178  
19551921,732  
19561961,680  
19572001,718  
19581961,722  
19591921,846  
19601822,140  
19611802,139  
19621622,478  
19631482,731  
19641432,820  
19651482,528  
19661402,545  
19671422,509  
19681292,482  
19691352,474  
19701442,352  
19711412,270  
19721262,386  
19731282,257  
19741421,997  
19751701,548  
19761941,274  
19772261,101  
19782381,030  
19792431,065  
19802251,132  
1981272910  
1982287846  
1983300777  
1984331705  
1985395570  
1986400564  
1987440504  
1988521424  
1989578380  
1990703300  
1991799257  
1992779265  
1993869223  
Totals:  70,669 42

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shelley as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Shelley appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 54 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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