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What does Shelagh mean?

Shelagh \shela(gh)\ as a girls' name. Shelagh's name origins are Irish and Gaelic, and the name Shelagh means "blind". Shelagh is a form of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): variant of Sile.


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

Shelagh has 4 more related forms via Sheila: Seila, Selia, Sheileen and Shilla.


Shelagh is an uncommon given name for females. Shelagh is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shayla (#746 the previous year), Shyla, Shiela, Shelia, Sheila and Sheyla are the popular varying forms of Shelagh (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.309%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0423%, down 86.3%), with the versions Shayla, Shyla, Sheila and Shelia becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Shelagh and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shayla, Sheila, Shelia, Sheyla, Shiela, Shyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shelagh is pronounced similarly to Shailagh and Shylah. Like Shelagh, these names are not commonly used.