Gender / Sex: girl (Shelby's also a boy name)
Meaning: willow; from the ledge estate
Variant forms: Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie, Shellby
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 519
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2637
Shelby \sh(el)-by\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shelby), is pronounced SHEL-bee. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Shelby is "willow; from the ledge estate". English surname used as a given name for girls and occasionally for boys.
Shelby has 7 variant forms: Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie and Shellby.
Shelby is a very popular first name for women (#519 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2637 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)