Given Name SHELLEY

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

Meaning & History

From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English. Two famous bearers of the surname were Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias', and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), his wife, the author of the horror story 'Frankenstein'. As a feminine given name, it came into general use after the 1940s.

Categories

American Horror Story characters, authors, currently out of the US top 1000, male to female, Stephen King characters, surnames
VARIANT: Shelly
DIMINUTIVE: Shell
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