Gender / Sex: boy (Shelby's also a girl name)
Meaning: willow; from the ledge estate
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)