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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Residence Name

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Shelby

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

A few facts about the boy's name Shelby:

  • Records indicate that 14,955 boys in the United States have been named Shelby since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 524 people in the U.S. were given the name Shelby. Those people are now 29 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.


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      3 Positive Comments

  • "love this name, for a BOY! Because it is a boys name! People in the US just steal boy names to give them to little girls, then the name becomes inappropriate to give to little boys. Its time we reclaime these names, since all unisex names are actually BOY names" Feb. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I'm a female. It's spelled Shelby. Alot of people always wanted to call me Shelly though....afterawhile I told mom to just change my name to Shelly since that's what everyone wanted to call me. So everytime mom called a dr for me or something she'd say "Shelby with a B!" haha. Then after awhile I just grew into my name and fell in love with it because it's unique. I've gotten mail spelled shebly. I had only met one other person named shelby and i believe it's that same shelby my dad went to school with. my mom fell in love with the name and that's how i got it. I only ever met one other shelby. That was the only one. Alot of people when I worked at walmart seen my name on the name tag thought my dad was into shelby cars and I say nope, we're into harley davidsons. =) Most of my friends just call me shelbs. That's pretty much stuck my whole life." Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Shelby is my son and I love it. I have a great, great uncle with the same name." Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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  • "I named my daughter shelby she is 12. And we love shelly aND she is the only girl in our family. I was called shell bell and short was shell so I named her shelby they call her bell. Also being the only girl with the only granddaughter I named her after me and to satisfy my dad it's after the car shelby as well. Every one is satisfied with just a simple cute short but sweet name." Dec. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is shelby and i love it, i call him shel or shelly i dotn know y lol i love this name for a boy. people ushually people think shelby is a girl name, but the first time i ever met someone with this name was my boyfriend and know when i hear a girl with this name i think thats werid" Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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