Shirley Handrahan in the US

  1. #80,599,410 Shirley Handlon
  2. #80,599,411 Shirley Handloser
  3. #80,599,412 Shirley Handman
  4. #80,599,413 Shirley Handorf
  5. #80,599,414 Shirley Handrahan
  6. #80,599,415 Shirley Handsbur
  7. #80,599,416 Shirley Handschuh
  8. #80,599,417 Shirley Handsome
  9. #80,599,418 Shirley Handweger
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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: variant of Hanrahan, characteristic of some parts of southern County Tipperary.
55,852nd in the U.S.

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