Shirley Benda in the US

  1. #7,747,023 Shirley Bellon
  2. #7,747,024 Shirley Bellow
  3. #7,747,025 Shirley Belser
  4. #7,747,026 Shirley Bemiss
  5. #7,747,027 Shirley Benda
  6. #7,747,028 Shirley Benecke
  7. #7,747,029 Shirley Benes
  8. #7,747,030 Shirley Benfer
  9. #7,747,031 Shirley Bennefield
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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.
Eastern German, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict).
13,604th in the U.S.

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