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Meaning and name origin

Shelagh \shela(gh)\ as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shelagh is "blind". Shelagh is a variant of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): variant of Sile, an Irish form of the Latin-derived Celia.


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


Shelagh is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shelagh and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shayla (#746), Shyla, Shiela, Shelia, Sheila and Sheyla. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shayla, Sheila, Shyla outside U.S.

Similar Names

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