Shirley Lash in the US

  1. #2,057,743 Shirley Kimbro
  2. #2,057,744 Shirley Labrecque
  3. #2,057,745 Shirley Lapointe
  4. #2,057,746 Shirley Larose
  5. #2,057,747 Shirley Lash
  6. #2,057,748 Shirley Lefebvre
  7. #2,057,749 Shirley Legrand
  8. #2,057,750 Shirley Leighton
  9. #2,057,751 Shirley Liggett
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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.
Origin uncertain. 1. Possibly a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McLeish. 2. Americanized spelling of German Lasch or Läsch.
4,780th in the U.S.

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