Shirley Fields in the US

  1. #64,784 Samuel Graham
  2. #64,785 Sandra Reeves
  3. #64,786 Shawna Jones
  4. #64,787 Shelly White
  5. #64,788 Shirley Fields
  6. #64,789 Shirley Garrett
  7. #64,790 Shirley Larson
  8. #64,791 Steven Shapiro
  9. #64,792 Steven Watts
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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: topographic name from Middle English feldes, plural or possessive of feld ‘open country’. This name is also found as a translation of equivalent names in other languages, in particular French Deschamps, Duchamp.
271st in the U.S.

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