Meaning:steep valley
Sheldon is a gender-neutral name with British origins meaning “steeped valley.” The meaning of Sheldon could come from the quaint British seaside town of Sheldon in Devonshire. This picturesque village has a wonderful harbor looked over by rolling hills. In recent years, the name Sheldon has been associated with Sheldon Lee Cooper from the hit television series The Big Bang Theory. This has certainly given Sheldon a more brainy image which always helps! Sheldon also comes with the cute nicknames of Shel or Shelly.

Famous People Named Sheldon

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  • Sidney Sheldon
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