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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 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.


    Comments about the name Sheldon

    33% 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

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Of Course, the characters of Sheldon J. Plankton & his computer wife Karen from the SpongeBob SquarePants show didn't exactly help the image of this name" Mar. 13, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sheldon isn't such a great name, the name reminds me of the unhatched chick character by the same name on the "U.S. Acres" segment of the hit cartoon show "Garfield and Friends" based on the Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis , Wikipedia says about Sheldon on "U.S. Acres" that "Sheldon (voiced by Frank Welker): Booker's twin brother, who decides not to hatch. He became very philosophical and introspective over the course of the strip, and began musing on his "Sanctum Sanctorum" (a small mound of grass). A recurring gag is to portray his shell as the perfect living space within, without ever showing it. In one episode, the shell finally hatched, only to reveal another shell underneath."" Aug. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only thing good about the name Sheldon is the fictional character of Sheldon Cooper from the Hit CBS Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" played by Jim Parsons, In the Prequel series "Young Sheldon" Sheldon Cooper is played by Iain Armitage" Jul. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "I am an american female and in 1986 i was named sheldon marie kelsey" Jul. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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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