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Shirley Clapin in the US

  1. #75,623,632 Shirley Clanin
  2. #75,623,633 Shirley Clantion
  3. #75,623,634 Shirley Clantor
  4. #75,623,635 Shirley Clap
  5. #75,623,636 Shirley Clapin
  6. #75,623,637 Shirley Clapperton
  7. #75,623,638 Shirley Clara
  8. #75,623,639 Shirley Clarady
  9. #75,623,640 Shirley Clarence
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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).
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