What does Sheela mean?
Sheela /shee-la/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic derivation, and Sheela means "blind". Sheela is a version of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): transcription of Sile. Compare last name Shula.
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. Census)
Popular related forms of Sheela (not ranked) are Shayla (#746 last year), Shyla, Shiela, Shelia, Sheila and Sheyla. Variants like Sheelah are seldom used. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.309%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0423%, down 86.3%), with the forms Shayla, Shyla, Sheila and Shelia becoming less stylish. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Sheela and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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.