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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, Shila, Sheyla, Shella, Shela, Sheilya, Sheilia, Sheilah and Sheela.
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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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