I have always checked out what my first name meant over the years, because it doesn't always show up in the baby books, but here is what my nickname means.
Shelly: (although I dont spell it this way)
This girl's and boy's name is used in English. Its source is scylf leah, an Old English phrase meaning "Sloped meadow." (Huh?)
Nicknames of the name Shelley include: Shell. Alternate spellings of the name Shelley include: Sheli, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly. There are two other forms of Shelley. There are also teasing nicknames:
Shell Station - In reference to a gasoline fill-up station.
*Shelley's belly is full of jelly
Okay, Im putting the FORT on alert, If anyone calls me "Smelly Belly", Its ON!