Shirley Harris in the US

  1. #5,231 douglas Wilson
  2. #5,232 patricia Wood
  3. #5,233 Alfredo Hernandez
  4. #5,234 Joseph Lopez
  5. #5,235 Shirley Harris
  6. #5,236 Darlene Williams
  7. #5,237 Monica Jones
  8. #5,238 jackie Williams
  9. #5,239 ronald Scott
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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 and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry, pet form of Henry.
22nd in the U.S.

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