Shirley Phillips in the US

  1. #13,410 Nikki Smith
  2. #13,411 Phyllis Taylor
  3. #13,412 Ramon Gomez
  4. #13,413 Ruth Lewis
  5. #13,414 Shirley Phillips
  6. #13,415 Willie Clark
  7. #13,416 Daniel Stevens
  8. #13,417 Joseph Ellis
  9. #13,418 Lisa Murray
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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, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip. In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi, Polish Filipowicz.
46th in the U.S.

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