- this week

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

The name Sheila is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "blind one". Sheila and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination Game".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Sheila using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Sheila

Sheila E. (Escovedo), American drummer and singer
Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Congresswoman from Texas
Sheila Mary Florance, Australian actress
(Margaret) Sheila Mackellar Chisholm, Australian socialite
Sheila Simon, American politician
Sheila Dikshit, Indian politician
Sheila Cameron Hancock, English actress and author
Sheila (born Annie Chancel), French pop singer
Sheila Savithri Elizabeth Chandra, British pop singer
Sheila Steafel, South African-British actress
Sheila Scribner, American singer
Sheila White, English actress
Sheila Ryan (born Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin), American actress
Karen Sheila Gillan, Scottish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Sheila

Sheila Franklin, character in musical "Hair"
Sheila Bennett, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries," grandmother of Bonnie Bennett
Sheila Bryant, character from "A Chorus Line"
Sheila Jackson, character on TV's "Shameless"
Sheila, kangaroo in video 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
Shelagh (pronounced Sheila) Turner aka Sister Bernadette, character on TV's "Call the Midwife"
Sheila Broflovski, Kyle's mom on TV's "South Park"
Sheila, lead character in "Santa Clarita Diet"

Sheila's International Variations

Sile (Irish Gaelic)