The municipality (originally the parish) was named after the old farm of Skjeberg (Norse *Skjalfberg), since the first church was built there. The first element is (probably) skjalf f 'shelf', the last element is berg n 'rocky hill, mountain'.
- Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF).
- Statistics Norway (2009). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2009".