Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Shailagh (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Shayla (#800 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Shaila. Adoption of these forms of Shailagh was widespread among parents 2 decades ago (AVERAGE #1133) and has become much reduced since, with the version Shayla falling out of fashion. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)
Shailagh is pronounced similarly to Shaili, Shalaya, Shaylagh, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheila▼, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Shelagh, Shila, Shilah, Shiloh▲ and Shylah. Other suggested similar names are Ceilagh, Kailagh, Kailah, Nailah, Sairah, Shaina▼, Shainah, Shakila, Shalana, Shalane, Shalisa, Shalise, Shalishah, Shaliza, Shalvah, Shamirah, Shanah, Shannah, Sharla, Sharlan, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlane, Shastah, Shaunah, Shawnah, Shaynah, Sheenagh, Shionagh, Shirah, Shonagh and Shunagh. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shailagh.See names in meaning and etymology.