Shirley Eversley in the US

  1. #13,128,350 Shirley Eveland
  2. #13,128,351 Shirley Everding
  3. #13,128,352 Shirley Everetts
  4. #13,128,353 Shirley Everingham
  5. #13,128,354 Shirley Eversley
  6. #13,128,355 Shirley Evertz
  7. #13,128,356 Shirley Eves
  8. #13,128,357 Shirley Evinger
  9. #13,128,358 Shirley Exner
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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.
English: habitational name from places in Essex and Hampshire named Eversley. The second is named from Old English eofor ‘boar’ or the personal name Eofor + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is now more frequent in the midlands than the south of England, and it may be that another, lost or unidentified source is involved.
43,908th in the U.S.

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