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shirly

FORM OF:
shirley
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, shirlee, Shyrley

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#3497UNITED STATES RANKING

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1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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