Shirley Grayer in the US

  1. #5,532,152 Shirley Grandy
  2. #5,532,153 Shirley Granville
  3. #5,532,154 Shirley Grasty
  4. #5,532,155 Shirley Gravley
  5. #5,532,156 Shirley Grayer
  6. #5,532,157 Shirley Greaves
  7. #5,532,158 Shirley Greening
  8. #5,532,159 Shirley Greenwalt
  9. #5,532,160 Shirley Greeson
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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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English: unexplained.
16,818th in the U.S.

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