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What does Shelagh mean?

Shelagh Pronunciation of Shelagh [she-lagh] as a girls' name means "blind". Shelagh is an alternate form of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): form 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.

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

(male) Shelami, Shelase, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelagh Courtney (S.C.), ..

How popular is Shelagh?

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shayla (#800 the previous year), Shyla (#1451), Sheila (#1700), Shiela, Sheyla, Shela, Sheilah and Shelia are the popular varying forms of Shelagh (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Sheilia, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Shelagh was widespread among parents during 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.38%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 0.03%, 93%), with versions such as Shayla going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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 Shaela, Shailagh, Shalaya, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shiloh, Shula, Shylah and Shyloh. Other recommended names are Ceilagh, Kailagh, Orlagh, Seemah, Sela, Selmah, Serach, Serah, Shalana, Shalane, Shalvah, Shanah, Shea, Sheba, Shebah, Sheenagh, Sheenah, Shelanna, Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie, Shelby, Shelisa, Shell, Shellby, Shelle, Shelom, Shena, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheraie (see Sherry), Sheran, Sherard, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheva, Shevaun, Shionagh, Shirah, Shonagh, Shonah, Shunagh and Stela. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shelagh.

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