Shirley
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Given Name SHIRLEY
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SHUR-lee   [details]
Meaning & History
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical novel 'Shirley' (1849). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) helped to popularize this name.
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VARIANTS: Shirlee, Sherley
USER SUBMISSION: Shirley
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