Sheila Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sheila:
Anglicized form of Síle, an Irish form of Cecilia (blind, dim-sighted).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Cute name and pretty rare!
One of my favorite names - I think it's so pretty! Sheila and Veronica are two of my favorite names
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It seems like my name is spelled wrong more often than right. SHEILA is often misspelled as SHIELA or SHELIA. I spell my name out slowly when I have to provide information, but if it's being copied from other paperwork, there's a better-than-average chance that it will be wrong.
My name is Sheila and I was born in 1985. Was named after my great Aunt. Only bad experiences I had with the name was people saying it like a donkey (heee haww - sheee lawww) - that's about it! Can't really come up with teasing names with this one. I like the unique of it - although it was annoying as a kid I could never find my name on anything like pens or paper (they have stuff like that now that I'm an adult). Although this isn't a name I would personally choose for my children, it's a nice name and I dont have any complaints! I've only ever met 2 Sheila's my whole life... so its rare!
I am a Sheila that was born in the age of She-Ra, the "princess of power." So, I got some teasing from that. But, it's a pretty great name overall. I'm a fan. :-)
I have a manager named Sheila and I'm pretty sure she's bipolar. She's really nice and is a great manager... when she's having a good day.
An adult in my school is name Sheila whose in her 50's.
- Nicknames for Sheila: | Edit
she-she, shay-la, she-lala
- Meanings and history of the name Sheila: | Edit
It means girl in Australlia
Just like Colleen means girl in Ireland
- Famous real-life people named Sheila: | Edit
Sheila Jackson Lee, American congresswoman
Sheila E. (born Sheila Escovedo), American drummer and singer
Sheila Chadwick, Author and Chef
Sheila White, British actress
Sheila Gordon, South African author
Sheila Taormina, American athlete
Sheila Chandra, Anglo-Indian singer
Sheila MacRae, American actress, best known for playing Alice Kramden in "The Honeymooners"
- Sheila in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Sheila", written and recorded by Tommy Roe with the help of Robert Bosch. 1962
"Oh Sheila", song by Ready for the World
In Australia, Sheila is a common synonym for "girl, female".
"To Sheila," song by Smashing Pumpkins
"Sheila Take a Bow", song by the Smiths