What does Sheila mean?
Sheila [sheila] as a girls' name is pronounced SHEE-lah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sheila is "blind". Variant of Sile, an Irish form of the Latin-derived Celia. In Australian slang, "Sheila" is a woman. Sheela is a Hindi name meaning "gentle".
Sheila▼ has 26 variants: Seila, Selia, Shayla▼, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheileen, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia▼, Shella, Sheyla▼, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla and Shyla.
1 more alternative form via Celia, Sile: Ceil.Creative forms:
(female) Sheisa, Sheita, ..
(male) Sheilas, Sheisa, .. Middle name pairings:
Sheila Maiya (S.M.), ..
How popular is Sheila?
Sheila is a very prominent first name for women (#124 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sheila entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #59 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #1700. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cecilia (#181 from current records), Shayla (#800), Celia (#858), Shyla (#1451), Shiela, Sheyla, Sheilah, Ceil, Shela and Shelia are the prominent variation forms of Sheila (#1700 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Sheila was common 65 years ago (adoption of 0.44%) and is now much less (adoption 0.16%, ▼63.4%), with forms such as Sheila becoming somewhat dated. Cecilia is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.
Sheila▼ is pronounced similarly to Chella, Chelli, Shaela, Shaila, Shailagh, Shaili, Shalia, Shellee, Shelley▼, Shelli▼, Shellie▼, Shelly▼, Shilo, Shiloh▲, Shula, Shylah and Shylo. Other recommended names are Breila, Ceila, Chela, Geila, Keila, Leila▲, Neila, Phila, Seelia, Seely, Sela, Seula, Shaina▼, Shakila, Sharla, Shea, Sheba, Sheeba, Sheena▼, Sheera, Sheina, Shelisa, Shell, Shelle, Shemira, Shena, Shenika, Shera, Sheraa, Sheria, Sherica, Sherifa, Sheril, Sherill, Sherina, Sherisa, Sherita, Sherli, Sheva, Shira, Silia, Siliya, Silya, Skyla▲, Stela, Stella▲, Suelo, Sula, Thecla, Theia, Theida and Thekla. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sheila.See names in meaning and etymology.