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Shelly is the name of Stan's sister in South Park, so as a die hard SP fan she is the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear this name. However, I love this name! Many people use it as a nickname for names like Michelle and Rochelle, but it's a great name on its own too! It reminds me of the beach!
SouthParkFan  11/9/2020
For some reason, I LOVE this name on a Summer or a Marine themed girl as I thought Shelly derived as a diminutive of the ENGLISH word "Shell" so it only makes sense to make this a pretty name on a Beach-girl or a mermaid. It just gives off that "summer" vibe that I really like!
Teddy01  7/3/2020
My names is Shellyne but my nickname is Shelly. I think it’s a wonderful and unique name.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2020
My name is Shelly. I personally believe the name is unique and light-hearted. Lots of people spell my name wrong and it makes me mad beyond belief, especially when it comes to teachers. Lots of people associate my name with turtles or the name Michelle, but boo-hoo cry me a river, I was named after the beach. Get over yourselves.
FireBrand  7/2/2019
Shelly is that name that is angelic. I love it. Powerful.
Vhs  6/2/2019
Shelly Lyn is my name and I really love it to be honest because I rarely run into another Shelly and when I do it's usually the Shelley or Shellie spelling. It's nice to have an uncommon name.
Twin proxy  1/26/2019
I love the name Shelly for a girl, not so much for a boy. I just never viewed the name as a masculine name ever for obvious reasons. Shelly makes a great name for a female turtle.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2018
In 2018, 46 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Shelly* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 585th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Shelly reminds me of turtles.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
Shelly the Nattering Nutling is a Common Moshling in the Nutties set in the Moshi Monsters Franchise. She was featured in The Ultimate Moshlings Collector's Guide.

There is also Shelly Splurt in Moshi Monsters, who is a creature who lives in the waters of The Underground Disco. She is capable of inflating her head and uses this to her advantage to enter next years' Monster Carnival as a blimp.
leoBeyene2002  6/4/2018
The name Shelly was given to 43 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Unless you're using it as a nickname for a name like Sheldon. This is not a name for boys.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2015
Also a nickname for "Sheldon" or "Rochelle."
Susyhome  8/4/2015
I have always loved this name. I love the fun and relaxed vibe it has, and I think it can definitely stand on its own!
lilpimpteller  8/1/2015
Shelly is the name of one of the Team Aqua Admins in the Pokemon games.
Buneary  12/31/2014
Shelly Kagan is a modern American philosopher and professor at Yale University. He is an eccentric and hilarious act, the name suits him.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
Shelly is the name of Barbie's younger sister (in Europe, she is known as Shelly whereas everywhere else she is called Kelly).
― Anonymous User  7/26/2014
The name Shelly was given to 51 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I think Shelly and Coral would be good names for mermaids. People say that I look like a mermaid sort of person, so I would probably have one of those names as a fantasy character.
Hushpuppy  9/26/2011
Hebrew for mine.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
I'm writing another comment. I think this name is better as a shortened form of Michelle. That's just my opinion. I think that you should actually name her Michelle and shorten it to Shelly or Shelley or anyway you want to spell it. That way your daughter has a choice on what she'll go by. Besides, I think Michelle is more mature anyway. Shelly is cute though.
CharlieRob  7/26/2009
Shelly, son of Rajin Genki.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2008
This name looks a bit more mature with the spelling Shelley. It's a pretty name, but the ending makes it somewhat cutesy and youthful. It sounds nicer than Kelly, however, and Kelly has the same ending. It's just that it's such a common name that few pwople would say ''what a little girl name!''. So I don't see why the name should get a very negative reaction. It doesn't sound very much like the name of a professor, scientist, or president, I'll give you that, but maybe that's because of sexism.
slight night shiver  5/6/2008
I wouldn't name my daughter this just for the fact that a lot of kids name pet turtles or hermit crabs this. In fact this is my youngest daughter's new turtle's name. Shelly Belly is the turtles name, and for soem reason I can't associate the name with anything other than an amphibian or reptile. Although I have met one girl named Shelly.
Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Also a nickname for Sheldon.
WhitePhantom  5/19/2007
This name is appropriate to name a turtle. It is an okay girl's name but I would certainly not use it for my daughter.
CharlieRob  5/7/2007
Luangi  4/9/2007
Shelly was Shel Silverstein, the children's poet's, real name.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2007
Shelly West is Dottie West's daughter and a great country singer. She had a couple of big hits in the early 1980s, but with only two of them being No.1 hits, "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" with David Frizzell in 1981 and "Jose Cuervo" in 1983.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
My niece's name is Chrishelle and goes by Shell or Shelly. :)
mum2bubba  6/11/2006
Shelly is also a short form of Michelle.
nansee  7/4/2005
Shelly is a character in The Crow. She represents light, positivity, and all things beautiful.
Greeneyed Porcelain  5/14/2005

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