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Shirley

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the name Shirley

Shirley

Bright Clearing

Originally a surname from Old English scīr ‘county, shire’ or ‘bright’ and lēah ‘wood, clearing’. In the past, Shirley was used as a boys name but a literary influence placed it as a girl’s name.

Meaning:

Bright Clearing

Origin:

English

Gender:

For a girl

Popularity:

Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

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