Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SHEHL-bee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English 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 January 21, 2022