Shirley Brehmer in the US

  1. #9,725,499 Shirley Branner
  2. #9,725,500 Shirley Branton
  3. #9,725,501 Shirley Brawn
  4. #9,725,502 Shirley Brayboy
  5. #9,725,503 Shirley Brehmer
  6. #9,725,504 Shirley Breit
  7. #9,725,505 Shirley Brekken
  8. #9,725,506 Shirley Breunig
  9. #9,725,507 Shirley Breyer
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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: 1. topographic name, a variant of Brehm 2, or a habitational name from Brehme near Duderstadt or Brehmen near Mergentheim. 2. variant spelling of Bremer.
17,443rd in the U.S.

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