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Sheila Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sheila? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 914 5 0.0013%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 948 20 0.0022%
1916 1,126 13 0.0013%
1917 865 31 0.0031%
1918 871 34 0.0032%
1919 880 33 0.0032%
1920 757 53 0.0048%
1921 767 55 0.0048%
1922 765 54 0.0048%
1923 629 95 0.0085%
1924 578 119 0.0102%
1925 494 156 0.0138%
1926 508 147 0.0134%
1927 465 179 0.0162%
1928 459 177 0.0165%
1929 367 283 0.0273%
1930 372 288 0.0276%
1931 274 476 0.0482%
1932 252 568 0.0575%
1933 227 687 0.0737%
1934 225 734 0.0759%
1935 152 1,295 0.1333%
1936 157 1,283 0.1332%
1937 142 1,535 0.1558%
1938 136 1,773 0.1732%
1939 125 1,940 0.1907%
1940 129 1,912 0.1799%
1941 110 2,332 0.2072%
1942 94 2,965 0.2348%
1943 92 3,057 0.2342%
1944 103 2,657 0.2144%
1945 89 3,178 0.2606%
1946 70 4,701 0.3186%
1947 73 5,092 0.305%
1948 71 5,018 0.3143%
1949 77 4,770 0.2965%
1950 70 5,323 0.3306%
1951 69 5,897 0.3478%
1952 64 6,220 0.3563%
1953 60 6,954 0.3929%
1954 60 7,196 0.3937%
1955 58 7,664 0.4167%
1956 55 7,870 0.4167%
1957 58 7,759 0.4032%
1958 59 7,288 0.3856%
1959 52 7,987 0.4204%
1960 56 7,906 0.4173%
1961 59 7,794 0.4128%
1962 52 8,779 0.4782%
1963 50 8,708 0.4851%
1964 51 8,471 0.4812%
1965 50 7,903 0.4833%
1966 51 7,205 0.4615%
1967 56 6,325 0.4168%
1968 59 5,732 0.3817%
1969 68 5,246 0.3405%
1970 75 4,937 0.3102%
1971 81 4,327 0.288%
1972 89 3,389 0.2488%
1973 101 3,000 0.2314%
1974 121 2,431 0.187%
1975 134 2,087 0.1624%
1976 143 1,859 0.1442%
1977 162 1,647 0.1222%
1978 184 1,394 0.1037%
1979 195 1,354 0.096%
1980 213 1,205 0.0824%
1981 218 1,197 0.0814%
1982 229 1,087 0.0727%
1983 252 910 0.0617%
1984 266 882 0.0593%
1985 251 993 0.0654%
1986 261 946 0.0627%
1987 307 765 0.0501%
1988 350 672 0.0431%
1989 381 629 0.039%
1990 406 600 0.0362%
1991 406 589 0.0361%
1992 399 607 0.038%
1993 467 498 0.0319%
1994 565 360 0.0235%
1995 584 343 0.0228%
1996 640 307 0.0205%
1997 733 243 0.0164%
1998 679 288 0.0192%
1999 655 308 0.0206%
2000 718 280 0.0183%
2001 662 335 0.0222%
2002 724 289 0.0193%
2003 792 261 0.0172%
2004 819 251 0.0165%
2005 983 197 0.0129%
2006 924 233 0.0149%
2007 977 218 0.0138%
2008 1,088 180 0.0116%
2009 1,315 118 0.0079%
2010 1,150 150 0.0104%
2011 1,182 137 0.0096%
2012 1,336 104 0.0073%
2013 1,420 86 0.006%
2014 1,297 106 0.0073%
2015 1,465 79 0.0054%
2016 1,513 74 0.0051%
2017 1,543 67 0.0048%
2018 1,763 45 0.0033%
2019 1,657 49 0.0036%

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Names Like Sheila

If you like Sheila, you’ll love these other names like Sheila.


What names are variants of Sheila?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Sheila.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Seila

Blind

Irish

Selia

Blind; sixth; the moon

Welsh

Shayla

From the fairy palace

Gaelic

Shaylagh

Blind

Irish

Shaylah

From the fairy palace; blind

Irish

Shaylla

Blind

Irish

Sheela

Blind

Irish

Sheelagh

Blind

Irish

Sheelah

Blind

Irish

Sheilagh

Blind

Irish

Sheilah

Blind

Irish

Sheileen

Blind

Irish

Sheilia

Blind

Irish

Sheilya

Blind

Irish

Shela

Blind

Irish

Shelagh

Blind

Irish

Shelia

Blind

Irish

Shella

Blind

Irish

Sheyla

Blind

Irish

Shiela

Blind

Irish

Shila

Blind

Irish

Shilah

Blind

Irish

Shilea

Blind

Irish

Shilla

Blind

Irish

Shyla

Daughter of the mountain

Indian (Sanskrit)


What names sound like Sheila?

If you like how Sheila sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Sheila.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chela

Consolation, comfort

Latin

Chella
Shaela

From the fairy palace

Gaelic

Shaila

River

Indian (Sanskrit)

Shaili

River

Indian (Sanskrit)

Shell
Shelle
Shelli

Sloped meadow

English

Shelly

Ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow

Hebrew

Shilo

His gift

Hebrew

Shula

Peace

Hebrew


What names are similar to Sheila?

Find a name that’s like Sheila, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cecilia

Blinded one

Latin

Sheiletta

English


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