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If you're looking for a “grandma name” that sounds so old-fashioned that it can be trendy again, look no further than Shirlene. A derivative of the traditional English name Shirley, Shirlene was pretty popular for baby girls in the United States from the 1930s through the 1960s, but it hasn't appeared on the list since then. There's no reason why it can't make a comeback. If you're afraid of it being too unusual for a little girl, pair it with a trendy middle name like Harper or Olivia.

Meaning of the name Shirlene:

English: Bright meadow

Origin of the name Shirlene:

Shirlene is a modern name derived from the traditional English name Shirley, which means “bright meadow.” Shirley is derived from the Old English elements “scir,” which means “bright” or “clear,” and “laech,” which described an “open space” or “meadow.”

Symbolism of the name Shirlene:

Shirlene doesn't offer too much in the way of symbolism. It's a bit of a nature name, and new parents could choose it as a symbol that their baby's life represents a bright, clear meadow filled with peace and calm. It could also be a great way to honor a grandmother or other loved one named Shirley.

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Gender of the name Shirlene:

Shirlene is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Shirlene:


Number of syllables in the name Shirlene:


Emotion evoked from the name Shirlene:

The baby name Shirlene evokes images of someone who is a little bossy but always caring.

Alternative spellings for the name Shirlene:

  • Shirlyne
  • Shirline
  • Shirleen
  • Shurlene
  • Shurlyne

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Popularity of the name Shirlene:

According to the Social Security Administration, Shirlene was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1934 and 1965. It was most popular in 1936 when it ranked at number 520. It last ranked at number 942 in 1965.

Related names for the name Shirlene:

Great middle names for Shirlene and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Shirlene:

  • Shirleen Roeder (geneticist)

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