Sherley name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sherley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sherley

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Alt. Meaning

S is for strength, there when needed.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for eager, let's get started!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sherley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sherley

Glen Sherley

Glen Sherley was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Glen was born on March 9th, 1936. He breathed his last breath on May 11th, 1978.

James Sherley

Haydn Sherley

Haydn was given the name Haydn Ferrars Sherley on March 29th, 1924 in Hamilton, New Zealand. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 2007.

Douglass Sherley

Douglass was born in 1857. He breathed his last breath in 1917.


Common last names for Sherley

Common first names for Sherley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sherley U.S.
  White 67.08% 64.26%
  African American 24.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sherley

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sherley

  • How Popular is the name Sherley? Sherley is the 8,423rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sherley was the 39,004th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sherley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,493 babies born with the first name Sherley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sherley to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sherley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sherley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sherley is Friday, July 6th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Sherley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sherley was in 1947 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Sherley Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sherley is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Sherley: The name spelled backwards is Yelrehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erlshey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sherley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 565 people with the last name Sherley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sherley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sherley as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sherley name meaning

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