Sheila name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Latin and Gaelic
Usage: Arabic, English, Hindi, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu
Pronunciation: she(i)-la
Meaning: Slang Term for Woman, Blind, Indication of the Gender of Caecilier and Irish Form of Cecilia
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What does Sheila mean?

Famous unisex name Sheila is of Latin and Gaelic origin, Sheila means "Slang Term for Woman, Blind, Indication of the Gender of Caecilier or Irish Form of Cecilia " is used substantially in Arabic, Finnish, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, English, Norwegian, Tamil, Irish, Telugu, Gujarati, Danish, Bengali, Swedish and Oriya languages.

Sheila is derivative of Cécile. Cécile is French equivalent of Cecilia. Also Cécile is French equivalent of Caecilia. Meaning of Cécile is Blind and Indication of the Gender of Caecilier is rooted from Latin.

Also Sheila is English and Irish equivalent of Cecilia. Also Sheila is English equivalent of Síle. It is celebrated on November 22.

How do I pronounce Sheila?

Two syllabled Sheila is pronounced as she(i)-la.

Variants of Sheila

Caecilius, Seelia, Cecilia, Selia, Sheilamarie, Síle, Marie, Cacelia, Cecilie, Celia, Silis

Names that rhyme with Sheila

How popular is the name Sheila?

Sheila was a very popular name in United States. Over 238660 babies have been named Sheila since 1907. At its zenith in 1963, the moniker grabbed the 50th spot and 8780 baby girls were given the name.

However after 164 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Moreover, the name has been to the top 50 baby names 2 times Also, Sheila was among the popular names in Spain.

Since emerging in 2002 around 3097 babies have been given the given name. At its zenith in 2004, it ranked 71st when 725 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

After 6 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the name has been in the top 100 baby names 6 times

Sheila used to be a common name in Ireland, first appeared in 1964 and over 2915 babies have been given the name in 50 years.

When at its peak in 1964,. But after 50 years, the name has lost its ground and appears to be dropping out of sight. Sheila is a unique baby name in France, it has been in use since 1922 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 1968, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 530 on girl names chart when 33 babies were named Sheila. Over 734 people have been named Sheila in France.

Sheila is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 2000.

Over 181 people have been named Sheila in England and Wales. It had a short run of 6 years on Belgium girl names chart. However things change on global perspective, Sheila is extremely popular in Mozambique where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in, England and Brazil.

Also the baby name is popular in Kenya, Philippines, Canada, Ghana, Afghanistan, South Africa, Scotland, Angola, India, Mexico, Tanzania, Wales and Zimbabwe. At least, 1290000 people globally have carried Sheila as their given name according to our evaluation.

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Sheila in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Sheila?

Failure is a part of success and everyone knows it. You act cold around people not because you are insensitive as they believe but scared of getting carried away by your emotions. What truly matters is love, friends, family and inner peace and joy. The rest is temporary. You are very smart and calculative. Getting played by the people you trust is your deepest fear. Injustice pisses you off. Your professional progress and success matter to you the most.

Looking for names similar to Sheila? Please go through the following names

  •  Fareeda - Unwonted Fareeda substantially is used in Hindi and Marathi is a girl name, meaning of Fareeda is "Precious Pearl or Gem, Unique or Matchless"
  •  Ehan - Ehan's meaning is Full Moon or Expected came from Sanskrit and is given to boys is notably used in Oriya, Gujarati and Telugu
  •  Hiza - Principally used in Arabic and Hindi, Hiza bestowed upon baby girls, meaning of Hiza is "Lucky or Beauty"
  •  Isar means Lord Shiva, Eminent,Fascinating,Lord Shiva or Fascinating normally used for both boys and girls principally used in Gujarati and Danish is rooted from Sanskrit
  •  Uday - Meaning of Uday is Blue Lotus, Ascend or Sunrise is used in Bengali, Hindi and Tamil used as a baby boy name is rooted from Sanskrit

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Famous people named Sheila

  • Sheila Gordon, wrote, among various other publications
  • Sheila Wellstone, advocate for human rights, the environment
  • Sheila Rowbotham, British socialist feminist theorist and writer
  • Sheila Terry, Irish Fine Gael Party politician
  • Sheila Silver, American composer
  • Sheila Burnford, British Canadian writer
  • Sheila Williams, editor of 'Asimov's Science Fiction' magazine
  • Sheila Finch, American author of science fiction and fantasy
  • Sheila Jones Harms, soprano in Germany and Austria
  • Sheila Hicks, American artist
  • Sheila Willcox, British-born eventer
  • Sheila Kennelly, retired English Australian character actress of theatre
  • Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes, British Conservative politician and former corporate executive
  • Sheila Fell, English artist
  • Sheila Cameron, British lawyer
  • Sheila Sherwood, former international long jumper whose career highlights included a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Sheila Meiring Fugard, was born in England
  • Sheila McGibbon, Irish stage, radio and television actress
  • Sheila Quinn, British nurse and Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Sheila O'Flanagan, fiction writer and journalist
  • Sheila Mills, Labor member of the Parliament of Western Australia
  • Sheila Murphy, American text and visual poet
  • Sheila Cassidy, English doctor, known for her work
  • Sheila Lerwill, British athlete
  • Sheila van Damm, British woman competitor in motor rallying
  • Sheila Forbes, British educator, consultant and manager
  • Sheila Quigley, British author of thrillers
  • Sheila Baxter, Canadian anti-poverty activist
  • Sheila Lukins, American cook and food writer
  • Sheila Nicholls, British singer-songwriter, now residing
  • Sheila Galvin, Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Sheila Steele, Canadian social activist based in Saskatoon
  • Sheila McKechnie, Scottish trade unionist
  • Sheila Leatherman, Sheila Tayback Leatherman, Hon
  • Sheila Herrero Lapuente, inline speed skater
  • Sheila Rogers, American columnist and television producer
  • Sheila Waters, calligrapher and teacher
  • Sheila Scott Macintyre, Scottish mathematician best
  • Sheila Greibach, researcher in formal languages
  • Sheila Jeffreys, former professor of political science at the University of Melbourne
  • Sheila McLean, FRSE, FRCPE, FRCGP
  • Sheila Watson, British priest in the Church of England
  • Sheila Sherlock, British physician and medical educator
  • Sheila E., American percussionist, singer, author
  • Sheila Copps, former Canadian politician
  • Sheila Martin, wife of Paul Martin,
  • Sheila Dikshit, Indian politician
  • Sheila Fraser, served as Auditor General of Canada
  • Sheila McCarthy, Canadian actress and singer
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  • Sheila Kuehl, American politician, former child actor
  • Sheila, with her husband singer Ringo
  • Sheila Watson, Canadian novelist, critic and teacher
  • Sheila Majid, Malaysian female pop singer
  • Sheila Hancock, English actress and author
  • Sheila Fischman, Canadian translator


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Instituto Nacional de Estadística,
  5. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  7. Office fédéral de la statistique,
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