Shirley Amsler in the US

  1. #37,101,267 Shirley Ampah
  2. #37,101,268 Shirley Amport
  3. #37,101,269 Shirley Amprim
  4. #37,101,270 Shirley Amsberry
  5. #37,101,271 Shirley Amsler
  6. #37,101,272 Shirley Amstutz
  7. #37,101,273 Shirley Amyot
  8. #37,101,274 Shirley Amyotte
  9. #37,101,275 Shirley An
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name from any of the various places (in the West Midlands, Derbyshire, Hampshire, and Surrey) named in Old English from scīr ‘county, shire’ or scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’. It was given by Charlotte Brontë to the heroine of her novel Shirley (1849). According to the novel, her parents had selected the name in prospect of a male child and used it regardless. Shirley had earlier been used as a boy's name (Charlotte Brontë refers to it as a ‘masculine cognomen’), but this literary influence fixed it firmly as a girl's name. It was strongly reinforced during the 1930s and 40s by the popularity of the child film star Shirley Temple (b. 1928).
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Swiss German: habitational name from Amslen in Switzerland.
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