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Girl Name: Sheila

Name: Sheila
Pronunciation: \she(i)-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: blind
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Sheiletta, Cecilia
Sounds Like: Shaila, Chela, Shelly, Shell, Shaili, Shaela, Shelle, Chella, Shelli, Shilo, Shula
Variant forms: Seila, Selia, Shayla, Shaylah, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheileen, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla, Shyla
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 124

Description

Sheila \she(i)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHEE-lah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sheila is "blind". Variant of Sile, an Irish form of the Latin-derived Celia. In Australian slang, "Sheila" is a woman. Sheela is a Hindi name meaning "gentle".

Sheila has 26 variant forms: Seila, Selia, Shayla, Shaylah, Shaylagh, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheela, Sheelagh, Sheelah, Sheilagh, Sheilah, Sheileen, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilea, Shilla and Shyla.

For more information, see also related names Sheiletta and Cecilia.

Baby names that sound like Sheila are Shaila, Chela, Shelly, Shell, Shaili, Shaela, Shelle, Chella, Shelli, Shilo and Shula.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Sheila.

Popularity

Sheila is a very popular first name for women (#124 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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