If history is any indication, Shelly is definitely a name for an overachiever. There are at least four Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, a former Miss Tennessee, a former Miss Maryland and a former Miss Teen USA all sharing the bouncy moniker. Shelly was most popular in the 60s and has since fallen out of vogue. It’s also been used as a nickname for names like Michelle and Rochelle.

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Famous Namesakes:

Actress Shelley Long, Writer Shelly Thacker, Author Shelly Morris