Shirley Odegaard in the US

  1. #4,848,478 Shirley Nuckols
  2. #4,848,479 Shirley Nutting
  3. #4,848,480 Shirley Nygren
  4. #4,848,481 Shirley Ober
  5. #4,848,482 Shirley Odegaard
  6. #4,848,483 Shirley Oestreich
  7. #4,848,484 Shirley Ohare
  8. #4,848,485 Shirley Ohearn
  9. #4,848,486 Shirley Ohler
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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.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, chiefly in eastern Norway, named Øygard, Øygarden, Ødegård, Ødegaard, from øyde ‘deserted’ + gård ‘enclosure’, ‘farm’. These, for the most part, are farmsteads that were left deserted after the Black Death of 1349.
18,999th in the U.S.

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