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Shirley

All About the Name Shirley

Gender: Girl
Meaning: Bright Clearing
Origin: English
Current Popularity: Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

More about the name Shirley:

Originally a surname from Old English scīr ‘county, shire’ or ‘bright’ and lēah ‘wood, clearing’. In the past, Shirley was used as a boys name but a literary influence placed it as a girl’s name.

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