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Sheila meaning and name origin
Sheila \she(i)-la\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Seila, Selia, Shayla, Shaylah, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheileen, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla and Shyla.
For more information, see also related names Sheiletta and Cecilia.
Baby names that sound like Sheila are Shaila, Chela, Shelly, Shell, Shaili, Shaela, Shelle, Chella, Shelli, Shilo and Shula.
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Popularity of Sheila
Sheila is a very popular first name for women (#124 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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