Sheldon

Sheldon - A very unique male name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sheldon, meaning steep-sided valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #605. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sheldon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sheldon? 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 Sheldon. The baby boy name Sheldon was given to 134 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1036 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,247 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sheldon peaked in popularity 84 years ago in 1933 on position 248.



Famous with this name

Sammy Sheldon
Charles Sheldon
Sheldon Smith


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Sheldon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sheldon is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #589 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,651.

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 Sheldon is where you live.


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Sheldon origin and meaning

Sheldon is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means steep-sided valley. To see famous people named Sheldon, pop culture references for the name Sheldon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sheldon

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

Shelton / Sultan / Seldon / Slayton / Seledonio / Silton / Slaton / Saladin /

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
20121036
20111063
20101045
20091075
2008973
20071010
2006839
2005797
2004807
2003811
2002707
2001621
2000629
1999560
1998522
1997470
1996467
1995452
1994440
1993447
1992373
1991418
1990441
1989469
1988473
1987463
1986462
1985500
1984484
1983488
1982527
1981469
1980478
1979459
1978450
1977449
1976401
1975402
1974410
1973425
1972463
1971421
1970401
1969404
1968396
1967391
1966387
1965392
1964395
1963406
1962387
1961397
1960399
1959418
1958392
1957371
1956369
1955389
1954360
1953399
1952357
1951385
1950347
1949348
1948343
1947338
1946332
1945313
1944315
1943294
1942296
1941287
1940295
1939294
1938269
1937263
1936250
1935252
1934249
1933248
1932268
1931277
1930288
1929276
1928282
1927302
1926308
1925332
1924342
1923388
1922396
1921415
1920455
1919417
1918475
1917523
1916522
1915576
1914556
1913568
1912512
1911605

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana589
New York593
Minnesota693
Pennsylvania774
Florida782
Ohio794
California814
Georgia932
Michigan1158
Illinois1168
Texas1651

Even more about Sheldon


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 Sheldon 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sheldon?

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
1933
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sheldon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 12,247
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +134

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