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What does Sheelagh mean?

Sheelagh /shee-la-gh/ as a girls' name. Sheelagh means "blind". Sheelagh is an alternate form, with the suffix -gh, of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): form 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sheelage, Sheelavia, ..

(male) Sheelaro, Sheelase, ..

How popular is Sheelagh?

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


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

Shayla (#746 from recent data), Sheila (#1416), Sheilah, Shela, Shelia, Sheyla (#1938), Shiela and Shyla (#1423) are the prominent variation forms of Sheelagh (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Sheelagh were at the peak of their popularity 64 years ago (adoption of 0.4%) and have become much less conventional since, with versions such as Shelia becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Sheelagh and related names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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 Sheelagh and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Sheelagh is alike in pronunciation to Shaela, Shailagh and Shylah. Other suggested similar names are Akeelah, Ceilagh, Chesleigh, Geelah, Kailagh, Leelah, Orlagh, Saleemah, Seely, Seemah, Sela, Selmah, Serach, Serenah, Shaelee, Shaila, Shainah, Shakeela, Shalane, Shalaya, Shalvah, Shannah, Sharla, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlane, Shaunah, Shawnah, Sheba, Shebah, Sheeba, Sheena, Sheenagh, Sheenah, Sheera, Shelanna, Shelbee, Shelbi, Shelbie, Shelisa, Shell, Shellby, Shelle, Shellee, Shellie, Shenell, Shenelle, Shera, Sherae, Sherah, Sheran, Sherard, Sherelene (see Sherilyn), Sheria, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherrard, Shervan, Shevaun, Shieba, Shifrah, Shilla, Shiloh, Shionagh, Shirah, Shirleigh, Shonagh, Shula, Shunagh, Shyloh, Soreeyah, Stela and Swetlana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sheelagh.