Shirley Carmichael in the US

  1. #548,676 Sheryl Grant
  2. #548,677 Shirley Blackmon
  3. #548,678 Shirley Blue
  4. #548,679 Shirley Bryson
  5. #548,680 Shirley Carmichael
  6. #548,681 Shirley Ernst
  7. #548,682 Shirley Field
  8. #548,683 Shirley Hairston
  9. #548,684 Shirley Isaac
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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.
Scottish: habitational name from Carmichael in Lanarkshire, from British caer ‘fort’ + the personal name Michael.
1,636th in the U.S.

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