Shirley Smythwood in the US

  1. #20,061,353 Shirley Smoyer
  2. #20,061,354 Shirley Smuckler
  3. #20,061,355 Shirley Smykowski
  4. #20,061,356 Shirley Smyrl
  5. #20,061,357 Shirley Smythwood
  6. #20,061,358 Shirley Snapper
  7. #20,061,359 Shirley Snarr
  8. #20,061,360 Shirley Sneh
  9. #20,061,361 Shirley Snelbaker
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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).
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