Meaning:Bright meadow
Surely, there's no sunnier name than Shirly! This British pick is rooted in Old English, combining scire, meaning "bright," and lēah, meaning "meadow" or "clearing." Put them together, and you've got one hippy-dippy meaning of "bright meadow." Its twin, Shirley, has been a perennial favorite for over a hundred years, partly due to the bouncy child star Shirley Temple and a novel by Charlotte Brontë. With this rare respelling, baby will always feel one-of-a-kind. They'll be a ray of sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.
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