Over the past 110 years, 680 426 girls and 6 422 boys have been named Shirley. The name Shirley ranks 36th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Shirley in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Shirley 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.