Shelly Name Meaning & Origin

Shelly

Pronunciation: SHEHL-ee (key)

Origin of the name Shelly:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English Scealfleáh. The name is composed of the elements scelf (a shelf, a ledge) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow): hence, “dweller on the clearing near the ledge.”

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chelly, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie

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Shell, Shells, Shell-bell, Shelly jelly, Shelly belly

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Shelly Cole (Gilmore Girls)

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Jamie Lee Curtis' character in my girl was named Shelly
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