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shirley

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
sherley, shirlee, shirly, Shyrley

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#7497UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
LE RAP-À-SHIRLEY LUCIEN FRANCŒUR

Notable people and personalities​

Shirley Abicair (born 1930) Australian-born Singer, Musician, Tv Personality
Shirley Babashoff (born 1957) American Former Competition Swimmer
Shirley Ballas, British Ballroom Dancer, Teacher And Adjudicator
Shirley Bassey (born 1937) Welsh Singer
Shirley Clamp, (born 1973) Swedish Pop Singer
Shirley Duvigneaud Bowler (born 1949) Writer And Editor
Shirley Hibberd, Victorian Gardener, Editor And Author
Shirley Jones (born 1934) American Singer And Actress Of Stage, Film And Television
Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong Singer
Shirley Maclean (born 1934), American Film And Theater Actress, Singer, Dancer
Shirley Manson (born 1966) Scottish Recording Artist And Actress (garbage)
Shirley Muldowney (born 1940), First Lady Of Drag Racing, Pioneer In Professional Auto Racing
Shirley Povich (1905–1998) American Sports Columnist And Reporter
Shirley S. Abrahamson (born 1933) Chief Justice Of The Wisconsin Supreme Court
Shirley Temple (born 1928) American Film And Television Actress, Singer, Dancer
Shirley Williams (born 1930), Baroness Williams Of Crosby, British Politician
Shirley Yeung (born 1978), 2001 Miss Hong Kong, Tvb Actress