Popularity:7861
Origin:Hebrew
Meaning:ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow
Shelly is a cute gender-neutral name with Hebrew, German, and English origins. Meaning so much to so many cultures it’s no wonder that Shelly has accrued multiple meanings, including “ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow.” Shelly has its roots in many different names such as Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley, and Sheldon. In the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon Cooper is given the nickname Shelly by his mother. If you’re looking for an adorable gender-neutral name that spans the globe, look no further than Shelly.

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