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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Residence Name

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sheldon

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Sheldon in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Sheldon:

  • Records indicate that 34,825 boys in the United States have been named Sheldon since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 607 people in the U.S. were given the name Sheldon. Those people are now 24 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Sheldon

    67% Approval Rating
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      2 Positive Comments

  • "My brother's name is Sheldon. We're close in age so we had mutual friends growing up. When anyone would try to make a nickname out of his name (esp. "Shelly") he would abruptly let them know that his name is "Sheldon"... S-H-E-L-D-O-N. He is very intelligent (PhD), athletic (sub 6-minute miler), and has a wonderful family of his own." May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey! My son's name is Sheldon and has never had any nicknames nor has ever been beat up on the schoolyard. He's now 21 and very much a man! He's had lots of compliments over the years in how much they love his name!" Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I couldn't believe it when my friend told me that she was going to name her son this. AWFUL! Why would someone do that to an innocent baby? It sounds very wimpy and I'm sure he's going to get beat up on the playground." Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "the name sheldon makes me think of turtles. one time we caught a frog in my backyard and named it sheldon too. more of a pet name." Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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