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Gender: M Meaning of Shelby: "estate on the ledge" Origin of Shelby: English

Southern name still occasionally heard in a male context (author Shelby Foote and the son of singer/sitcom star Reba McEntire), but it's much more associated with girls.

Famous People Named Shelby

Shelby Dade Foote, American historian and novelist
Shelby Moore Cullom, U.S. Senator and 17th Governor of Illinois
Shelby Cullom Davis, American diplomat
Shelby Cannon, U.S. pro tennis player
Shelby Crabtree Jr, English professional wrestler
Shelby Archer, guitarist of the band Capra
Shelby Charles Miller, American baseball player
Shelby Autrie Wilson, American wrestler
Shelby Sumpter Singleton, American record producer and record label owner.
Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock (b. 1990), son of country singer Reba McEntire
Shelby Booker Bare, son of singer Bobby Bare, Jr.

Pop Culture References for the name Shelby

Shelby, dog on TV's "Smallville"

Shelny, Shelbey, Shellby, Shellbey, Shell, Selbey, Shel, Selby