Shirley Rippe in the US

  1. #3,542,507 Shirley Rieck
  2. #3,542,508 Shirley Riedel
  3. #3,542,509 Shirley Riemer
  4. #3,542,510 Shirley Riles
  5. #3,542,511 Shirley Rippe
  6. #3,542,512 Shirley Riser
  7. #3,542,513 Shirley Ritz
  8. #3,542,514 Shirley Rives
  9. #3,542,515 Shirley Roan
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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.
North German and English: variant of Ripp.
21,602nd in the U.S.

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