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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.

Sheila is also pronounced similarly to Chella, Shaela, Shaila, Shaili, Shelli, Shelly, Shilo and Shula. Other suggested similar baby names are Sela, Seula, Sheina, Shell and Shelle.

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Popularity of Sheila

Sheila is a very popular first name for females (#124 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Sheila name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Sheila with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Sheila name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Sheila outside U.S.