Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: sheep meadow
Sounds Like: Sheplea, Shepply
Similar Names: Ripley, Shanley, Shelley
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1770
Shipley \sh(ip)-ley\ as a boy's name is a variant of Shepley (Old English), and the meaning of Shipley is "sheep meadow".
The baby name Shipley sounds like Sheplea and Shepply. Other similar baby names are Ripley, Shanley and Shelley.
Shipley is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1770 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)