Shelby

Shelby - A very unique female name



  Aug 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shelby, meaning estate on the ledge, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1935 on position #843. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shelby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shelby? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shelby. The baby girl name Shelby was given to 1,420 baby girls in 2012, ranking #217 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 995 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shelby peaked in popularity 26 years ago in 1991 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Shelby Fenner
Shelby Atchinson
Shelby Chong


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Shelby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shelby is currently topping the baby name charts in Kentucky at position #105 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #974.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shelby is where you live.


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Shelby origin and meaning

Shelby is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means estate on the ledge. To see famous people named Shelby, pop culture references for the name Shelby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shelby

We've found the following names that sound similar to Shelby, sorted by popularity.

Sylvia / Silvia / Shelbi / Shelbie / Shelba / Sylvie / Shelva / Shelbey / Shelvia / Silva /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012217
2011214
2010185
2009167
2008157
2007150
2006133
2005117
2004112
200394
200275
200168
200070
199962
199849
199743
199635
199538
199440
199336
199234
199133
1990100
1989226
1988284
1987273
1986272
1985281
1984241
1983356
1982483
1981424
1980452
1979485
1978419
1977381
1976358
1975304
1974295
1973330
1972319
1971391
1970487
1969550
1968534
1967550
1966548
1965583
1964549
1963512
1962508
1961497
1960555
1959510
1958478
1957489
1956497
1955480
1954493
1953541
1952572
1951532
1950516
1949498
1948480
1947421
1946375
1945387
1944359
1943311
1942278
1941212
1940186
1939170
1938142
1937120
1936176
1935843

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky105
Tennessee110
Arkansas119
West Virginia139
Indiana142
Alabama145
Oregon148
Georgia150
Hawaii150
Oklahoma151
Mississippi160
Louisiana167
Kansas169
Minnesota172
Missouri172
Alaska187
Utah188
Wisconsin191
Ohio192
Maine197
Iowa200
Nebraska200
North Dakota203
Arizona205
South Carolina214
Washington217
Michigan219
Texas220
Florida222
South Dakota223
Virginia226
North Carolina230
New Mexico235
Idaho250
Colorado253
Maryland255
Nevada276
California318
Illinois318
Connecticut323
Pennsylvania326
Massachusetts334
New York574
New Jersey974

Even more about Shelby


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Shelby a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shelby?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1991
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Shelby
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 995
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1935
2012 births +1,420

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