Shirley Gormley in the US

  1. #6,448,690 Shirley Goodlett
  2. #6,448,691 Shirley Goodloe
  3. #6,448,692 Shirley Goodwyn
  4. #6,448,693 Shirley Gorden
  5. #6,448,694 Shirley Gormley
  6. #6,448,695 Shirley Gosha
  7. #6,448,696 Shirley Goulder
  8. #6,448,697 Shirley Gouveia
  9. #6,448,698 Shirley Gowan
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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 Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gormghaile ‘descendant of Gormghal’, a personal name from gorm ‘noble’, ‘dark blue’ + gal ‘valor’.
6,296th in the U.S.

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