Infographic of Sheldon name meaning, which is “(The dweller on) the hill by the rock,” from the Anglo-Saxon scylf (a rocky shelf) and dun (a hill).
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Sheldon Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sheldon? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 623 6 0.0016%
1912 512 28 0.0056%
1913 565 30 0.0053%
1914 552 46 0.0066%
1915 571 61 0.0067%
1916 510 88 0.0091%
1917 521 88 0.0088%
1918 471 118 0.011%
1919 417 157 0.015%
1920 455 138 0.0124%
1921 415 178 0.0155%
1922 396 194 0.0174%
1923 388 196 0.0175%
1924 342 257 0.0221%
1925 331 270 0.0239%
1926 308 299 0.0272%
1927 302 329 0.0297%
1928 282 357 0.0334%
1929 276 364 0.0351%
1930 288 354 0.0339%
1931 277 359 0.0364%
1932 269 383 0.0388%
1933 248 399 0.0428%
1934 249 424 0.0439%
1935 252 420 0.0432%
1936 250 406 0.0421%
1937 262 385 0.0391%
1938 269 383 0.0374%
1939 294 318 0.0313%
1940 295 321 0.0302%
1941 287 366 0.0325%
1942 296 381 0.0302%
1943 293 404 0.0309%
1944 316 326 0.0263%
1945 313 326 0.0267%
1946 332 344 0.0233%
1947 338 373 0.0223%
1948 343 348 0.0218%
1949 351 329 0.0205%
1950 345 342 0.0212%
1951 384 270 0.0159%
1952 354 330 0.0189%
1953 398 265 0.015%
1954 359 360 0.0197%
1955 388 305 0.0166%
1956 367 363 0.0192%
1957 371 381 0.0198%
1958 392 353 0.0187%
1959 418 322 0.0169%
1960 399 348 0.0184%
1961 396 361 0.0191%
1962 385 394 0.0215%
1963 404 351 0.0196%
1964 395 367 0.0208%
1965 391 354 0.0216%
1966 387 344 0.022%
1967 392 332 0.0219%
1968 396 348 0.0232%
1969 404 353 0.0229%
1970 404 360 0.0226%
1971 415 335 0.0223%
1972 463 251 0.0184%
1973 425 299 0.0231%
1974 409 319 0.0245%
1975 401 326 0.0254%
1976 401 331 0.0257%
1977 449 274 0.0203%
1978 450 274 0.0204%
1979 459 271 0.0192%
1980 478 266 0.0182%
1981 469 274 0.0186%
1982 526 216 0.0145%
1983 488 252 0.0171%
1984 483 256 0.0172%
1985 493 266 0.0175%
1986 463 307 0.0203%
1987 462 321 0.021%
1988 474 332 0.0213%
1989 468 362 0.0224%
1990 440 463 0.0279%
1991 415 509 0.0312%
1992 373 585 0.0367%
1993 447 450 0.0289%
1994 439 479 0.0312%
1995 451 464 0.0308%
1996 466 427 0.0285%
1997 470 418 0.0283%
1998 524 354 0.0237%
1999 559 313 0.0209%
2000 627 253 0.0166%
2001 619 264 0.0175%
2002 704 207 0.0138%
2003 807 168 0.011%
2004 801 174 0.0114%
2005 782 200 0.0131%
2006 835 192 0.0123%
2007 992 138 0.0087%
2008 947 153 0.0099%
2009 1,036 125 0.0084%
2010 1,005 137 0.0095%
2011 1,018 126 0.0088%
2012 984 137 0.0096%
2013 1,054 115 0.0081%
2014 1,047 124 0.0085%
2015 1,216 86 0.0059%
2016 1,315 71 0.0049%
2017 1,253 78 0.0056%
2018 1,266 74 0.0054%
2019 1,470 47 0.0035%
2020 1,798 40 0.0031%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Shelden

Willow valley; steep valley

English

Sheldin

Steep valley

English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chelton

Farm near the well

English

Chilton

Farm near the well

English


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1 Comment

  1. We decided not to find out the sex of the baby while I was pregnant. I knew what I wanted to name our baby if it was a girl, but I was having a hard time with boy names. I read about baby naming ceremonies in The Mindful Mom To Be, which was one of my favorite books that I read during my pregnancy. Some people believe that the baby chooses its parents on a soul level and the souls have names. I decided to try it. One night while I was lying in bed and relaxed I asked my baby what its name was. The name Sheldon came to me. This was not a name that we had even considered. My husband wasn’t totally on board at first, but I wanted to honor it because I asked and got an answer. I also had a dream the night before I went into labor that I had a boy. I woke up in labor on 7/13 and on 7/14 Sheldon was born!


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