Shirley Linn in the US

  1. #737,925 Shirley Iverson
  2. #737,926 Shirley Keener
  3. #737,927 Shirley Kiser
  4. #737,928 Shirley Leon
  5. #737,929 Shirley Linn
  6. #737,930 Shirley Littlejohn
  7. #737,931 Shirley Mcadams
  8. #737,932 Shirley Mcmullen
  9. #737,933 Shirley Medeiros
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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.
Scottish: variant spelling of Lynn.
2,665th in the U.S.

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