Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: steep valley
Sounds Like: Chelton, Chilton
Variant forms: Shelden, Sheldin
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 442
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1845
Sheldon \sh(el)-don\ as a boy's name is pronounced SHEL-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sheldon is "steep valley". Also possibly "flat-topped hill". Place name. See also Shelton. Author Sidney Sheldon.
Sheldon has 2 variant forms: Shelden and Sheldin.
Baby names that sound like Sheldon are Chelton and Chilton.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Sheldon.
Sheldon is a very popular first name for men (#442 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1845 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)