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What does Sheela mean?

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

Popular related forms of Sheela (#unlisted) are Shayla (#746 last year), Shyla, Shiela, Shelia, Sheila and Sheyla. 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)

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.