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- (as a name) Shelly
From Old English, meaning "clearing on a bank".
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a Romantic poet.
- A habitational surname.
- A male given name, transferred use of the surname, mostly before 1930.
- A female given name used since the 1930s, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.
- Shelley at OneLook Dictionary Search