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Shirley Basse in the US

  1. #17,818,388 Shirley Bashaw
  2. #17,818,389 Shirley Baskette
  3. #17,818,390 Shirley Baskins
  4. #17,818,391 Shirley Bassa
  5. #17,818,392 Shirley Basse
  6. #17,818,393 Shirley Bassin
  7. #17,818,394 Shirley Basta
  8. #17,818,395 Shirley Bastianini
  9. #17,818,396 Shirley Baston
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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.
37,379th in the U.S.

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