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What does Sheelagh mean?

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


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

Sheelagh has 4 more related variations via Sheila: Seila, Selia, Sheileen and Shilla.


Sheelagh is an unusual given name for women. Sheelagh is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shayla (#746 last year), Sheila, Shelia, Sheyla, Shiela and Shyla are the prominent variation forms of Sheelagh (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.309%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0423%, down 86.3%), with the versions Shayla, Sheila, Shelia and Shyla becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Sheelagh and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Sheelagh is alike in pronunciation to Shailagh. Another suggested similar baby name is Sheenagh. Like Sheelagh, these names are not commonly used.