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Gender: Female Meaning of Shelley: "clearing on a bank" Origin of Shelley: English

The name Shelley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "clearing on a bank". Shelley and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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The Shirley of the 1950s. Shelley Winters was born a Shirley.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I like this. I always thought that, if I had been given my middle name, Michelle, as a first, then I would probably have gone by Shelley.