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Gender: F Meaning of Sheila: "blind one" Origin of Sheila: Irish variation of Cecilia

Sheila peaked in popularity from the 1930s to the 1960s (she reached Number 49 in 1965), along with Maureen and Colleen; parents today would probably go back to the original Cecilia or forward to Shea.

Famous People Named Sheila

Sheila Simon, American politician
Karen Sheila Gillan, Scottish actress
Sheila Cameron Hancock, English actress and author
Sheila (born Annie Chancel), French pop singer
Sheila Eddy, who, with her best friend Rachel Shoaf, murdered their friend Skylar Neese back in 2012
Sheila Ryan, American actress, mother of actor Scott Caan, ex-wife of actor James Caan

Pop Culture References for the name Sheila

Sheila Franklin, character from Hair
Sheila Bryant, character from A Chorus Line
Sheila Jackson, character on Showtime series Shameless
Sheila, name of the kangaroo from game "Spyro the Dragon"
Sheila Take a Bow, song by The Smiths
Sheila, character in movie "What's Your Number"
"Sheila", song by Jamie T
"Sheila", song by Tommy Roe

Sheila's International Variations

Sile (Irish Gaelic)