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Name Group Shirley

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Group info:
Meaning/translation:bright clearing
Language of origin:Old English
Info about origin: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
Words:scir = bright  Old English
 leah = the wood (in the sense of forest), the clearing (open place within a wood), the meadow  Old English
Topics:Family name, Geographic name
Variants' top ranks:10:Shirley England+Wales 1934
Name variants:

1 female name variant, sorted by name and gender

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