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, Suffolk
52°00′N 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 Sovereign state United Kingdom EU Parliament East of ... 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 as a nature reserve ... colonist and explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, is buried at All Saints Church, Shelley ...
Shelley Railway Station, Victoria
... Shelley is a closed station located in the town of Shelley, on the Cudgewa railway line in Victoria, Australia ...
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
... Peter Barlow meets while buying a bouquet for Shelley Unwin ... He later marries Lucy, telling her that he and Shelley have split up ... to keep quiet and be bridesmaid to Lucy and Shelley when he later marries her ...
List Of Coronation Street Characters (2005) - Zack
... appearance 21 September 2005 Profile Occupation Psychiatrist Zack is a psychiatrist who treats Shelley Unwin when her anxiety overtakes so much of her life that she is rarely able to ... 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 ... Shelley progresses far enough that she manages to dump Charlie moments before she is to become his wife ...

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    Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Sun-girt City! thou hast been
    Ocean’s child, and then his queen;
    Now is come a darker day,
    And thou soon must be his prey,
    —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    After Shelley, Byron and Scott, you know, one cannot care about other poets.
    —Hellen Shelley (1799–c. 1870)