US Popularity:1180
Meaning:Willow; from the ledge estate
Shelby is a gender-neutral name of Norse origin, meaning “willow” or “from the ledge estate.” This Viking-born name was derived from an Old Norse surname Selby which combined the words selja, meaning “willow,” and byr, which translates to “estate.” Shelby’s association with the willow tree gives the name a mystical and graceful quality that will be sure to bring out baby’s natural charm.

Shelby Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shelby is currently #389 on The Bump
Boy:Shelby is currently #225 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shelby is currently #288 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shelby is currently #1180 in U.S. births
Boy:Shelby is currently #2715 in U.S. births
Girl:Shelby is currently #661 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 66
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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