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What does Shailagh mean?

Shailagh Pronunciation of Shailagh as a name for girls is of Gaelic derivation, and Shailagh means "from the fairy palace". Shailagh is an alternate form of Shayla (Gaelic).

ASSOCIATED WITH Sha-, gaelic, fairy


VARIANTS Shaylah, Shaila, Shaela




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How popular is Shailagh?

Shailagh is a rare given name for females. Shailagh is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaila, Shayla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shailagh and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shailagh is pronounced similarly to Shaili, Shalaya, Shaylagh, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheila, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Shelagh, Shila, Shilah, Shiloh and Shylah. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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