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Shirley Curley in the US

  1. #1,148,008 Shirley Chapin
  2. #1,148,009 Shirley Chaplin
  3. #1,148,010 Shirley Clarkson
  4. #1,148,011 Shirley Colwell
  5. #1,148,012 Shirley Curley
  6. #1,148,013 Shirley Dancy
  7. #1,148,014 Shirley Dellinger
  8. #1,148,015 Shirley Dias
  9. #1,148,016 Shirley Dugger
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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.
Irish: reduced form of McCurley.
3,100th in the U.S.

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