Meaning and Origin of Shelby - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Shelby

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • English : Sheltered town

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : From a village of mansions
  • English : Village on the ledge; ledge estate

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Selby, or a habitational name from an unidentified place named with the northern Middle English elements schēle ‘hut’ + by ‘settlement’, ‘farm’ (Old Norse býr).