Shirley Sawyer in the US

  1. #200,118 Shi Liu
  2. #200,119 Shirley Anthony
  3. #200,120 Shirley Doyle
  4. #200,121 Shirley Dyer
  5. #200,122 Shirley Sawyer
  6. #200,123 Shirley Walls
  7. #200,124 Simon Chen
  8. #200,125 Sonia Harris
  9. #200,126 Sonia Velasquez
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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: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.
650th in the U.S.

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