Shirley Higa in the US

  1. #4,848,219 Shirley Hertzog
  2. #4,848,220 Shirley Heslop
  3. #4,848,221 Shirley Hetzel
  4. #4,848,222 Shirley Hibbert
  5. #4,848,223 Shirley Higa
  6. #4,848,224 Shirley Hime
  7. #4,848,225 Shirley Hinkley
  8. #4,848,226 Shirley Hirsh
  9. #4,848,227 Shirley Hirt
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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.
Japanese: written phonetically with characters meaning ‘comparison’ and ‘praise’; the actual meaning, however, is unclear, although it is the name of several locations in Okinawa. The surname is most common in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
9,269th in the U.S.

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