Irish variation of Cecilia

Sheila Origin and Meaning

The name Sheila is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "blind".

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.

# 992 in the US

Sheila Rank in US Top 1000

Sheila Popularity

Famous People Named Sheila

  • Sheila E. (Escovedo)American drummer and singer
  • Sheila Jackson LeeU.S. Congresswoman from Texas
  • Sheila Mary FloranceAustralian actress
  • (Margaret) Sheila Mackellar ChisholmAustralian socialite
  • Sheila SimonAmerican politician
  • Sheila DikshitIndian politician
  • Sheila Cameron HancockEnglish actress and author
  • Sheila (born Annie Chancel)French pop singer
  • Sheila Savithri Elizabeth ChandraBritish pop singer
  • Sheila SteafelSouth African,British actress
  • Sheila ScribnerAmerican singer
  • Sheila WhiteEnglish actress
  • Sheila Ryan (born Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin)American actress
  • Karen Sheila GillanScottish actress

Sheila in Pop Culture

  • Sheila Franklincharacter in musical "Hair"
  • Sheila Bennettcharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries," grandmother of Bonnie Bennett
  • Sheila Bryantcharacter from "A Chorus Line"
  • Sheila Jacksoncharacter on TV's "Shameless"
  • Sheilakangaroo in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • Sheila Take a Bowsong by The Smiths
  • Sheilacharacter in movie "What's Your Number"
  • "Sheila"song by Jamie T
  • "Sheila"song by Tommy Roe
  • Shelagh (pronounced Sheila) Turner aka Sister Bernadettecharacter on TV's "Call the Midwife"
  • Sheila BroflovskiKyle's mom on TV's "South Park"
  • Sheilalead character in "Santa Clarita Diet"