Given Name SHELBY

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SHEL-bee  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie 'The Woman in Red' (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.

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Entry updated July 2, 2008