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What does Shella mean?

Shella Pronunciation of Shella [shel-la] as a girls' name means "blind". Shella is an alternate spelling of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic): version of Sile. Shella is also a derivative of Shell: possibly short version of Michelle.


Shella has 21 variants: Chella, Shayla, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea and Shyla.

6 more different relations via Sheila, Shell: Chell, Chelle, Seila, Selia, Shelle and Shilla.

Creative forms:
(female) Shala, Shelja, ..

(male) Shelji, Sheltz, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shella Rosalia (S.R.), ..

How popular is Shella?

Shella is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3197 out of 4276, Top 75%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Shella (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Shayla (#800 via latest list), Shyla (#1451), Sheila (#1700), Shiela, Sheyla, Shela, Sheilah and Shelia. Other forms, like Chelle, are uncommon. These forms of Shella reached the apex of their popularity 7 decades ago (usage of 0.38%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.03%, 93.2%), with versions such as Sheila falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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 Shella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shella is alike in pronunciation to Celli, Chalia, Chelli, Chellie, Schelley, Shaela, Shaelee, Shaila, Shaili, Shalaya, Shalee, Shalia, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shilo, Shiloh, Shula, Shylah, Shylo and Shyloh. Other recommended names are Abella, Arella, Axella, Chela, Chelsa, Della, Diella, Huella, Idella, Loella, Luella, Nella, Onella, Pella, Raella, Rella, Sabella, Sadella, Salli, Sally, Samella, Seelia, Seelie, Sela, Selda, Sellma, Selma, Seula, Shanella, Sharla, Shea, Sheeba, Sheera, Shelbi, Shelisa, Shelom, Shena, Shera, Sherli, Shinella, Sibella, Silia, Sillia, Silya, Skyla, Soulle, Stella, Stelle, Sula, Sybella, Thecla and Thelma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shella.

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