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Boy Name: Shelby

Name: Shelby
Pronunciation: \sh(el)-by\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Shelby's also a girl name)
Meaning: willow; from the ledge estate
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Selby
Variant forms: Shelbey, Shelbie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 656
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2637


Shelby \sh(el)-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shelby), is pronounced SHEL-bee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Shelby is "willow; from the ledge estate". Place name. Author Shelby Foote.

Shelby has 2 variant forms: Shelbey and Shelbie.

For more information, see also the related name Selby.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Shelby.


Shelby is a somewhat popular first name for men (#656 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2637 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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