Shelley, Shelly, Shelli etc.

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL: Shelley is an English surname meaning "clearing or meadow near a ledge or cliff." Shelley's rise to popularity for girls in the USA owes a lot to the actress Shelley Winters (born Shirley Schrift) who picked the stage name as a nod to her favorite poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Since then it has been used on its own, or occasionally as a diminutive of Michelle.

diminutives: Shell

related names: Michelle