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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #307 most popular

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What does the name "Sheila" mean?

Sheila (Irish): Heaven

The name "Sheila" is of Irish origin and it means "Heaven". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

S is for success, in all you will do.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Aliehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Isaehl". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Sheila" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Sheila? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,205 babies born with the name Sheila in the United States. That's more than enough Sheilas to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1907 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sheila" was in 1962 with a total of 8,780 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sheilas)

According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sheila" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 37 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of 3,406 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Sheila popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sheila in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sheila

Sheila E.

Sheila E. is a singer-songwriter, actress, percussionist, and drummer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Sheila was born in 1957 as Sheila Escovedo.


Sheila Kelley

Sheila was born in 1964.


Sheila Khosla

Sheila was born in 1979.


Past life for Sheila born Apr 6, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 700. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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