Gender: Male Meaning of Sheldon: "steep-sided valley" Origin of Sheldon: English

Sheldon Origin and Meaning

The name Sheldon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "steep-sided valley".

Like Marvin and Melvin, Sheldon has been perceived as about as far out as you can get, though there are very pretty towns in Devon and Derbyshire that inspired it. Sheldon Lee Cooper is the lead nerd character on the TV hit The Big Bang Theory, giving the name a brainy image. Nickname Shel (as in Shel Silverstein, author of Where the Sidewalk Ends) could, in the modern world of nature name love, be seen as beach evoking.

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Jeff1980 Says:


The Big Bang Theory was a great show, did you ever see the Prequel series "Young Sheldon"
From Wikipedia it says about the character of Sheldon the unhatched chick from the "U.S. Acres" Segment of the famous "Garfield and Friends" cartoon show 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."

lesliemarion Says:


Ah, but there's that darling crazed Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory! I love the name, as well as Howard and Leonard.

claraminta Says:


I really like the name Sheldon :) Good for people to whom the beach is a meaningful place.