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Name Shirley

Meaning: bright clearing

Gender: female

Languages of use: English

Asteroid: 5624 Shirley, discovered 1991

US 2015 rank: not in the Top 1000

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Shirley is a member of the name group Shirley:

Meaning/translation: bright clearing

Language of origin: Old English


from a family name that derives from a place name with the meaning bright clearing (with several places carrying this name)

only used as a female given name since 1849 when Charlotte Brontë used the name in her novel Shirley


scir = bright  Old English

leah = the wood, the clearing, the meadow  Old English

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