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shirlee

FORM OF:
surname
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > old english (anglo-saxon)
ORIGIN:
old english (anglo-saxon) 
NAME ROOT:
*SKīNANą / SCīNAN / SKINAN LēAH > SHIRLEY
MEANING:
This name is of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) origin, composed of two elements: “skinan” (Proto-Germanic: “*skīnaną”, Old English: “scīnan”), meaning “bright, shine” plus “lēah”, meaning “woodland, a clearing ‘especially one used for farming’, a meadow”. The name means “luminous clearing, bright meadow”. Before the publication of the novel Shirley by Charlotte Brontë in 1849 Shirley was an uncommon, but distinctly male name and would have been a very unusual name for a woman. Today it is regarded as a distinctly female name and an uncommon male name. Famous people with this name include Shirley Temple, Shirley MacLaine and Shirley Knight.

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
shirley, sherley, shirly, Shyrley

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Popularity & Ranking

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4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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