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The name Shelby is of English origin, and means village on the ledge.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shelby has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shelby
Use of the Name Shelby for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
14,947 8,666 4,879 1,175 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shelby has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shelby
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807388  
188156011  
188253813  
18837168  
188448416  
188563310  
18866889  
188748214  
188852315  
188962311  
189062511  
18919476  
189245919  
189364511  
189456114  
189552416  
189658714  
189758014  
189843322  
189947717  
190055420  
190155614  
190273211  
190352118  
190471712  
190556618  
190641828  
190773214  
190843831  
190951626  
191053329  
191156130  
191259248  
191377438  
191453784  
191561090  
1916579100  
1917537118  
1918576113  
1919496144  
1920503145  
1921539135  
1922562129  
1923549127  
1924614109  
1925542130  
1926563119  
1927558123  
192863796  
1929574109  
1930571111  
1931560111  
1932585103  
1933528116  
1934498134  
193552612183768
19364641491781,074
19373852041191,990
19383882121421,715
19393982041701,165
19404351781871,005
1941459166213828
1942483160279600
1943448200316484
1944475163369363
1945493150386334
1946496169383397
1947559145424371
1948527159505261
1949549148526245
1950568142521248
1951531162554233
1952610134573229
1953647121531262
1954598152506309
1955601150490345
1956653134507343
1957682125494367
1958669128487384
1959666133517355
1960622157559308
1961679130494386
1962710118504368
1963675135506370
1964713118554318
1965700113579273
1966600155537308
1967660129555289
1968634143539318
1969591174548326
1970646159500398
1971604190392556
1972604173318754
1973610170328676
1974589182299800
1975575197309744
1976613176366575
1977615187383553
1978647167421480
1979722144473428
1980759133446479
1981750135424512
1982790125480435
1983685157351641
19847211452421,041
1985658178281884
1986691172276899
1987685176273894
1988689184283884
19896952052291,204
19905243551003,518
19914275243310,211
1992476451349,390
1993512403368,123
1994538361407,543
1995554335387,631
1996590305357,944
1997751199436,692
1998886165495,893
1999883171625,012
2000  704,551
2001  684,357
2002  743,956
2003  943,517
2004  1122,948
Totals:  14,947 122,362

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shelby as a boy's name about 10% of the time and more frequently (about 89% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Shelby appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 120 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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