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What does Sheela mean?

Sheela [shee-la] as a girls' name. Sheela means "blind". Sheela is a version of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): transcription of Sile.


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 3 more different relations via Sheila: Seila, Selia and Shilla.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ciala, Sheeda, ..

(male) Sheeli, Sheelo, ..

How popular is Sheela?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Sheela (not ranked) are Shayla (#746 last year), Sheila (#1416), Shyla (#1423), Sheyla (#1938), Shiela, Shela, Sheilah and Shelia. Other variants, like Shelagh, are seldom used. These relations of Sheela were popular as baby names 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.38%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.03%, down 91%), with forms like Sheila becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Sheela and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shayla, Sheila, Sheilah, Shela, Shelia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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, Chelli, Shaela, Shaelee, Shaila, Shaili, Shalia, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shilo, Shula, Shylah and Shylo. Other recommended names are Chela, Geela, Keela, Leela, Rheeta, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Seema, Sela, Seula, Shaena, Shakeela, Sharla, Shea, Sheba, Sheeba, Sheena, Sheenah, Sheera, Sheina, Shell, Shelle, Shena, Shenell, Shera, Sheraa, Sherell, Sheresa, Sheria, Sherli, Sheva, Shieba, Skyla, Stela, Stella, Suelo, Sula, Teela, Thecla and Thekla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sheela.