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What does Shelia mean?

Shelia Pronunciation of Shelia [she-lia] as a name for girls means "blind". Shelia is a variant form of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): variation of Sile.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Sheil, ..

(male) Sheles, Shesil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelia Yasmeen (S.Y.), ..

How popular is Shelia?

Shelia is a very prominent first name for women (#374 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shelia was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #189 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shayla (#800 a year ago), Sheila (#1700), Sheilah, Shela, Sheyla, Shiela and Shyla (#1451) are the prominent varying forms of Shelia. These relations of Shelia were favored in the 1950s (median #1274) and have become significantly less common since (#1743, 93% less usage), with versions like Shayla becoming less trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Shelia is pronounced similarly to Chalia, Chella, Chelli, Chellie, Shaela, Shaelee, Shaila, Shaili, Shalaya, Shalee, Shalia, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shilo, Shiloh, Shula, Shylah, Shylo and Shyloh. Other suggested similar names are Abelia, Adelia, Amelia, Celia, Chela, Chelisa, Chelsa, Chelsia, Deelia, Keelia, Lelia, Mahelia, Neelia, Ophelia, Orelia, Ovelia, Phemia, Salli, Sallie, Sarelia, Seelia, Seelie, Seeria, Sela, Selima, Selma, Shadia, Shalisa, Shalita, Shaliza, Shania, Sheba, Sheeba, Sheena, Sheera, Shelby, Shelisa, Shelom, Shena, Sheraa, Sheril, Sherisa, Sherita, Sheva, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Stela, Suelo, Thelma, Uvelia and Zelia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelia.

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