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What does Shelagh mean?

Shelagh /she-la-gh/ as a girls' name means "blind". Shelagh is an alternate form, with the suffix -gh, 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.

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

(male) Shelami, Shelasha, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shayla (#746 the previous year), Sheila (#1416), Shyla (#1423), Sheyla (#1938), Shiela, 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%, 91%), with versions such as Sheila going out of style. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Shelagh and associated names. (2014 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.