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shelley

FORM OF:
surname
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > old english (anglo-saxon)
ORIGIN:
old english (anglo-saxon) 
NAME ROOT:
SHELLEY
MEANING:
This name means “from the meadow on the ledge, clearing on a bank”. Shelley is today a name given almost exclusively to girls after historically being male. Shelley and Shelly are also a transferred surname used by those in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire, particularly in settlements where a wood/clearing was beside a ledge or hillside. Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language.

Usage

  • englishenglish

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VARIANTS
english
shelly

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Notable people and personalities​

Shelley Duncan (born 1979), American baseball player
Shelley Duvall (born 1949), American film and television actress
Shelley Jensen, American television director and producer
Shelley Long (born 1949), American actress
Shelley Malil (born 1964), Indian-American actor
Shelley Rudman (born 1981), British athlete
Shelley Sandie (born 1969), Australian basketball player
Shelley Tanaka, Canadian author and editor
Shelley Winters (1920–2006), American actress