Shirley Ferley in the US

  1. #80,595,104 Shirley Ferkingstad
  2. #80,595,105 Shirley Ferkovich
  3. #80,595,106 Shirley Ferlaak
  4. #80,595,107 Shirley Ferlazzo
  5. #80,595,108 Shirley Ferley
  6. #80,595,109 Shirley Ferling
  7. #80,595,110 Shirley Ferloni
  8. #80,595,111 Shirley Ferma
  9. #80,595,112 Shirley Ferman
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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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