The name Shirley originates from an English place-name. The name was typically used to refer to open spaces and can be translated to mean "from the bright meadow." Shirley was a very popular name during the 1930s and 1940s, likely due to the popularity of Shirley Temple.
Similar Names: Sherlee, Shirlene, Sherley
Famous Shirley Names: Shirley Temple (actress), Shirley MacLaine (actress)