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Dorky and awkward sounding name. I love it.
estell  7/26/2006
Sheldon Souray is a defenceman in the NHL.
Wolfess  2/27/2007
Sheldon Hawkes is a character on CSI:NY, played by Hill Harper.
FriedaPS  10/1/2007
I think this once-popular boy's name, peaking in the 1930s (262nd position in the American top 1,000), has definitely had its day. However, it wouldn't, once in a while, harm a little girl to have this name. It'd be better than having a boy named Sue (as in the 1968 song 'A Boy Named Sue' by Johnny Cash).  11/3/2007
It seems like in every single cartoon, the nerdy character's name is Sheldon. I think a kid with this name would be teased, seeing its association is with nerdiness.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
It sounds quite pretentious and a tad elitist, and the sound isn't very charming either.
slight night shiver  5/6/2008
On "Big Bang Theory" there is a character named Sheldon.
number1212  12/7/2008
Our eldest boy's name is Sheldon, he is 16. Never been teased or taunted about his name ever. He loves his name because he is the only one he knows. Bad for when he's in trouble.
justice  12/12/2008
Good name for a goldfish. Hmm... I think I will name a goldfish this.
Chrila96  8/15/2010
Dr. Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory fame (played by Jim Parsons). One lab accident away from being a super villain.
mrose19  5/28/2011
I grew up with a girl Sheldon, never knew a boy named this, I didn't even know it was a boys name for a long time and in TV shows when everyone laughed at the nerdy cartoon for his name I thought it was because he had a girl name. Sheldon never had a problem with her name but sometimes went by Shelly as a nickname.
Ranchie  8/21/2011
Sheldon Brown, an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Haha I love this name for two reasons: 1. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory; 2. It reminds me of turtles, and I love turtles. Sheldon is way better than Jayden, Deshawn etc. (there aren't as many kre8tiv names for boys so they're the only examples I can present at the moment). I think if I get a male turtle I'll name him Sheldon Cooper Franklin (Franklin is a cartoon turtle).
Meapergirl  12/19/2011
I also think it's hopelessly youthful, but in cute, good way, while also having opportunity to be mature. It's youthful and cute WITHOUT being overly modern (or modern at all, haha) or making the parents look like absolute fools. I love it.
Meapergirl  12/21/2011
Dr Sheldon Cooper is my favorite character on my favorite show, and his catchphrase "Bazinga!" is my username. The name Sheldon never would have occurred to me without popular culture, unlike other names that are popular at the moment, or I would know because they are known for being old people names. Without TBBT I probably not have ever heard of this name. I like it. It's cute without being trendy. Yippee!
Bazinga  12/27/2011
Sheldon J. Plankton is a character on the beloved TV show Spongebob. He is commonly known as simply Plankton, but in one episode his embarrassing (to him) name was revealed.
Bazinga  1/23/2012
I think a girl being named Sheldon is pretty neat. I am actually a girl with this name... hence my handle. It was always fun to surprise people when they expect a boy. It is very unique and I feel my name becomes me.
girlnamedsheldon  5/10/2013
Shel Silverstein's full name is Sheldon. He is the author of the popular books The Giving Tree & Where the Sidewalk Ends.
AppleM32  1/13/2014
I have a classmate named Sheldon, only it's spelled Sheldyn and she's a girl. While the Y does make it look more of a girl's name, it doesn't change the fact that it sounds completely masculine. Sheldon itself is rather dated if you give it to a kid today, though it is nice to use if you're writing a book or something. And the nickname Shel reminds me of Shel Silverstein, I love that guy :)
thenamer007  9/8/2014
Sheldon Lee Cooper.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/10/2014
The name Sheldon was given to 137 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
I really like this name. Because of The Big Bang Theory, it makes me think of a socially-awkward and adorable genius, and that's why I would totally use this name myself.
MarioDM02  3/1/2018

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