Shelley originates from Old English. Meaning "clearing on a bank," it is derived from a place-name. The name first started becoming widely used in the United States in the 1940s.
Similar Names: Shellie, Shella
Famous Shelley Names: Shelley Winters (actress), Shelley Duvall (actress)
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