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Meaning and Name Origin

Sheela \she(e)-la\ as a girls' name. Sheela means "blind". Sheela is a derivative of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic). Distinctive as a given name.


Sheela has 20 variants: Shayla, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea and Shyla.

Sheela has 4 more different forms via Sheila: Seila, Selia, Sheileen and Shilla.


Sheela is an uncommon first name for women. Sheela is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Sheela and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Sheela (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Shayla (#746 last year), Shyla, Shiela, Shelia, Sheila and Sheyla. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Shayla, Shyla, Sheila and Shelia becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shayla, Sheila, Shelia, Sheyla, Shiela, Shyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sheela is pronounced similarly to Chella, Shaela, Shaila, Shelli, Shelly and Shula. Other recommended similar baby names are Seelia, Seely, Sela, Seula, Sheeba, Sheena, Sheera, Shell and Shelle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sheela.