Shirley Wetter in the US

  1. #37,121,570 Shirley Wetherill
  2. #37,121,571 Shirley Wethern
  3. #37,121,572 Shirley Wetrosky
  4. #37,121,573 Shirley Wetsel
  5. #37,121,574 Shirley Wetter
  6. #37,121,575 Shirley Wettstein
  7. #37,121,576 Shirley Wetzler
  8. #37,121,577 Shirley Wexelman
  9. #37,121,578 Shirley Weyenberg
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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: from Middle High German wetter ‘weather’, specifically ‘stormy weather’, perhaps a nickname for someone who made weather predictions.
17,374th in the U.S.

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