Over the past 110 years, 30 624 boys have been named Sheldon. The name Sheldon ranks 578th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Sheldon in 1911. The peak of popularity of the name Sheldon came in the 1930s and 1940s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.