Meaning and Origin of Shelley - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Shelley

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Little lamb, ewe; one with purity
  • English : From the ledge meadow; a variation of Michelle

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Clearing on a bank; ledge estate

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex, and West Yorkshire, all so named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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