Origin:Norse
Popularity:1024
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.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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