US Popularity:5019
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

Sheldon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sheldon is currently #1997 on The Bump
Boy:Sheldon is currently #1405 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Sheldon is currently #1113 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sheldon is currently #5019 in U.S. births
Boy:Sheldon is currently #5255 in U.S. births
Girl:Sheldon is currently #19103 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2002
- 3055
from 2001
In comparison to the previous year's data

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