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Girl Name: Shelly

Name: Shelly
Pronunciation: \sh(el)-ly\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Shelly's also a boy name)
Meaning: ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Shell, Shella, Shelle, Shelli
Similar Names: Shelby, Shellby
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 294
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4711


Shelly \sh(el)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shelly), is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew), Rochelle (French, Old German) and Shelley (Old English), and the meaning of Shelly is "ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow".

The baby name Shelly sounds like Shell, Shella, Shelle and Shelli. Other similar baby names are Shelby and Shellby.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Shelly.


Shelly is a very popular first name for women (#294 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4711 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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