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The name Shirley is of English origin, and means bright meadow.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shirley 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 Shirley
Use of the Name Shirley for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
682,091 102,131 10,119 2,910 1,372 550 238
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shirley has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  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 Shirley
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880671863010
1881  7737
1882670960511
18834631851713
18844981860311
18855551645717
18865701644617
1887509206749
18884423255214
18893784254813
18904054042319
18914283547115
18923475853715
18933775250315
18944074840822
18954334435728
18963845566912
18973726243620
18983737056915
18993477454414
190032011240332
19013079572110
190231110445522
190330910254817
190427213844324
190525716261116
190623418747223
190720824463317
190819828355122
190920328144733
191020331959724
191119836250335
191219848749664
1913169682406114
1914160908401142
19151621,135408174
19161601,244453154
19171231,799434171
1918972,658442182
1919893,151420195
1920564,715430195
1921445,694404228
1922396,413398229
1923267,930391232
1924199,483412223
19251710,500398225
19261411,757411215
1927913,309380240
19281014,178371248
1929914,584345264
19301114,768339271
1931914,394361241
1932914,476356243
1933914,318373212
1934422,831320287
1935242,331259431
1936235,139277384
1937426,788293336
1938523,765340267
1939520,437372236
1940917,878391214
19411016,932448172
19421217,770432204
19431217,765456187
19441416,307537128
19451416,148498144
19461817,805534145
19471917,633615122
19482016,13480372
19491817,26575683
19501915,87776381
19512713,86980477
19522812,53788464
19532912,15085271
19543310,91091067
1955379,739  
1956419,432  
1957468,83797761
1958528,091  
1959617,288  
1960706,411  
1961865,627  
1962964,875  
1963994,387  
19641033,967  
19651113,379  
19661242,914  
19671402,522  
19681502,147  
19691731,866  
19701991,629  
19711931,585  
19722091,338  
19732171,161  
19742541,008  
1975278875  
1976276836  
1977306779  
1978336651  
1979347668  
1980381601  
1981390580  
1982387596  
1983427506  
1984438477  
1985443493  
1986493434  
1987473458  
1988493460  
1989514457  
1990510471  
1991517449  
1992530448  
1993587401  
1994594378  
1995636343  
1996656339  
1997661333  
1998743292  
1999915231  
2000850259  
2001778304  
2002877259  
2003791312  
2004984238  
Totals:  682,091 8,867

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shirley as a girl's name about 98% of the time and less frequently (about 1% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Shirley appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 124 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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