Shelvy name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shelvy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Shelv"y
Sloping gradually; shelving.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shelvy U.S.
  White 35.92% 64.26%
  African American 62.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shelvy

People with the last name Shelvy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Shelvy

  • How Popular is the name Shelvy? Shelvy is the 19,305th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shelvy was the 157,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shelvy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 396 babies born with the first name Shelvy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shelvy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shelvy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Shelvy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shelvy is Friday, August 9th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Shelvy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shelvy was in 1937 with a total of 43 babies.
  • Random Shelvy Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shelvy is not a popular baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Shelvy: The name spelled backwards is Yvlehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ylevsh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shelvy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Shelvy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shelvy? Shelvy is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Shelvy name meaning

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