Shirley Reisner in the US

  1. #20,060,405 Shirley Reinstein
  2. #20,060,406 Shirley Reischman
  3. #20,060,407 Shirley Reish
  4. #20,060,408 Shirley Reisiger
  5. #20,060,409 Shirley Reisner
  6. #20,060,410 Shirley Reisser
  7. #20,060,411 Shirley Reithel
  8. #20,060,412 Shirley Reitzell
  9. #20,060,413 Shirley Rekken
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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.
German: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Reisen (for example in Bavaria), Reissen in Thuringia, or Reussen on the Saale river.
14,977th in the U.S.

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