Percent Change From Average Frequency to Peak: 1,298.03%
Frequency per 1 Million Babies at Peak: 35,638.2
Year of Peak: 1935
In 2014, only 200 baby girls in the U.S. were named Shirley, giving the name a rank of 1,211. This is a long fall from when the name was extremely popular in the mid-1930s. The peak in popularity can likely be attributed to the darling child star, Shirley Temple.