You are not signed in. Sign in.

Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

Share This Page:

Baby Genders

Alphabetical List

Name Origins

Boy Name: Selby

Name: Selby
Pronunciation: \s(e)-lby, sel-by\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Selby's also a girl name)
Meaning: manor village
Origin: English
Variant forms: Selbey, Shelbey, Shelbie, Shelby
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2577


Selby \s(e)-lby, sel-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Selby), is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Selby is "manor village". Place name. Shelby is now commonly used as a girl's name.

Selby has 4 variant forms: Selbey, Shelbey, Shelbie and Shelby.


Selby is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2577 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

« Previous Name Selbie
Next Name » Selby


No comments yet. Submit yours!

Feel free to comment on this page.

We would like to know what you think about this and publish your thoughts here! (top)

What say you?

  1. You may optionally give a title for this comment.

  2. Worst to best, 1 to 5, what would you rate this one?

  3. The actual content of your comment. No HTML nor whatsoever allowed.

  4. The author of this comment.

  5. 3 + 3 = ?

    Please answer the question by common sense.