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

The name Sheldon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "steep-sided valley". Sheldon and is often added to lists like TV Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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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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.