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What does Shela mean?

Shela Pronunciation of Shela [shela] as a name for girls. The meaning of Shela is "blind". Shela is a variant form of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): form of Sile.


Shela has 20 variants: Shayla, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea and Shyla.

3 more different relations via Sheila: Seila, Selia and Shilla.

Creative forms:
(female) Sheal, Sheda, ..

(male) Sheley, Sheta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shela Saphira (S.S.), ..

How popular is Shela?

Shela is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2771 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shela was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1824 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shela name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shela outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shayla (#800 from current records), Sheila (#1700), Sheilah, Shelia, Sheyla, Shiela and Shyla (#1451) are the prominent varying forms of Shela appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Shaylagh, are seldom used. These forms of Shela reached the top of their popularity 65 years ago (usage of 0.38%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.03%, 93% less), with forms such as Shayla becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shela, Shayla, Sheila, Sheilah, Shelia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheyla, Shiela, Shyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shela and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shela is alike in pronunciation to Chalia, Chella, Chelli, Shaela, Shaelee, Shaila, Shaili, Shalaya, Shalee, Shalia, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shilo, Shiloh, Shula, Shylah, Shylo and Shyloh. Other recommended names are Anela, Asela, Cela, Chela, Dela, Huela, Kaela, Laela, Lela, Loela, Nela, Odela, Orela, Scheba, Seelia, Seely, Sela, Seula, Shaena, Shaka, Shana, Shara, Sharla, Shaya, She-, Shea, Sheba, Shebah, Sheeba, Sheina, Shelbi, Shell, Shelle, Shena, Sher, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheria, Shery, Sheva, Shira, Shona, Shuna, Siena, Skyla, Stela, Stepa, Suelo, Sula, Thecla and Zoela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shela.

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