Shirley Jenkins in the US

  1. #25,355 karen Andrews
  2. #25,356 laura Barnes
  3. #25,357 robert Mooney
  4. #25,358 roland Johnson
  5. #25,359 shirley Jenkins
  6. #25,360 susan Perkins
  7. #25,361 thomas Lloyd
  8. #25,362 Brian Wheeler
  9. #25,363 Cassandra Miller
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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: patronymic from Jenkin. Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.
95th in the U.S.

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