Shirley Basse in the US

  1. #37,101,939 Shirley Baskett
  2. #37,101,940 Shirley Baskins
  3. #37,101,941 Shirley Baslow
  4. #37,101,942 Shirley Bason
  5. #37,101,943 Shirley Basse
  6. #37,101,944 Shirley Bassen
  7. #37,101,945 Shirley Bassestt
  8. #37,101,946 Shirley Bassig
  9. #37,101,947 Shirley Bassiri
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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).
84th in the U.S.
German: habitational name from any of the places called Basse, for example near Wunstorf and Rostock.
36,452nd in the U.S.

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