What is Shelley?


In many baby name books, Shelley is listed as meaning "From the meadow on the ledge" or "clearing on a bank" sometimes truthful and pretty. It is Old English in origin. As with many other names (Ashley, Courtney, etc.), Shelley is today a name given almost exclusively to girls after historically being male. Shelley is also a transferred surname used by those in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire, particularly in settlements where a wood/clearing was beside a ledge or hillside.

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Shelley Railway Station, Victoria
... Shelley is a closed station located in the town of Shelley, on the Cudgewa railway line in Victoria, Australia ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2005) - Zack
... Psychiatrist Zack is a psychiatrist who treats Shelley Unwin when her anxiety overtakes so much of her life that she is rarely able to leave her own room ... Zack helps Shelley slowly go back to the outside world, but Shelley's boyfriend Charlie Stubbs resents Zack's efforts to help, and eventually convinces Shelley to stop seeing him ... Shelley progresses far enough that she manages to dump Charlie moments before she is to become his wife ...
Sidney Patrick Shelley
... Sir Sidney Patrick Shelley, 8th Baronet (18 January 1880-1965) is a relative of Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley ... Shelley was born to Lt ... Sir Charles Shelley, 5th Baronet and Lady Mary Jane Jemima Shelley (née Stopford), daughter of 5th Earl of Courtown ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2002) - Lucy Richards
... Barlow (née Richards) is a florist whom Peter Barlow meets while buying a bouquet for Shelley Unwin ... He later marries Lucy, telling her that he and Shelley have split up ... know different and is happy to keep quiet and be bridesmaid to Lucy and Shelley when he later marries her ...
Shelley, Suffolk
0°57′E / 52°N 0.95°E / 52 0.95 Shelley Shelley Population 50 (2005) District Babergh Shire county Suffolk Region East Country England ... Other points of interest are Shelley Hall, a listed building with a protected moat, and Snakes Wood, which is classfied as Ancient Woodland and serves ... sister of Jamestown colonist and explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, is buried at All Saints Church, Shelley ...

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    Within my heart is the lamp of love,
    And that is day!
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    There grew pied wind-flowers and violets,
    Daisies, those pearl’d Arcturi of the earth,
    The constellated flower that never sets;
    Faint oxlips; tender bluebells at whose birth
    The sod scarce heaved; and that tall flower that wets
    Its mother’s face with heaven-collected tears,
    When the low wind, its playmate’s voice, it hears.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    The slimy caverns of the populous deep.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)