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Sheila

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4k Shiela (Irish)
< 1k Selia (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1907 9 9 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 18 18 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 18 18 0
1914 31 31 0
1915 43 43 0
1916 45 45 0
1917 60 60 0
1918 76 76 0
1919 69 69 0
1920 91 91 0
1921 110 110 0
1922 120 120 0
1923 139 139 0
1924 162 162 0
1925 214 214 0
1926 210 210 0
1927 232 232 0
1928 242 242 0
1929 337 332 5
1930 341 341 0
1931 538 538 0
1932 609 609 0
1933 737 737 0
1934 787 781 6
1935 1,332 1,326 6
1936 1,319 1,312 7
1937 1,585 1,573 12
1938 1,795 1,784 11
1939 1,965 1,957 8
1940 1,922 1,922 0
1941 2,340 2,340 0
1942 2,986 2,973 13 #94 girl name
1943 3,076 3,063 13 #92 girl name
1944 2,679 2,664 15
1945 3,185 3,178 7 #89 girl name
1946 4,714 4,706 8 #70 girl name
1947 5,106 5,094 12 #73 girl name
1948 5,031 5,021 10 #71 girl name
1949 4,786 4,774 12 #76 girl name
1950 5,338 5,323 15 #70 girl name
1951 5,907 5,894 13 #70 girl name
1952 6,232 6,219 13 #64 girl name
1953 6,973 6,956 17 #60 girl name
1954 7,212 7,198 14 #60 girl name
1955 7,670 7,663 7 #57 girl name
1956 7,888 7,870 18 #55 girl name
1957 7,773 7,756 17 #58 girl name
1958 7,305 7,286 19 #59 girl name
1959 8,009 7,987 22 #52 girl name
1960 7,929 7,909 20 #56 girl name
1961 7,812 7,793 19 #59 girl name
1962 8,809 8,780 29 #52 girl name
1963 8,730 8,709 21 #50 girl name
1964 8,488 8,469 19 #51 girl name
1965 7,932 7,904 28 #50 girl name
1966 7,220 7,204 16 #51 girl name
1967 6,352 6,325 27 #56 girl name
1968 5,749 5,733 16 #59 girl name
1969 5,261 5,245 16 #68 girl name
1970 4,947 4,937 10 #75 girl name
1971 4,344 4,330 14 #81 girl name
1972 3,406 3,397 9 #90 girl name
1973 3,009 3,000 9
1974 2,450 2,439 11
1975 2,106 2,098 8
1976 1,883 1,871 12
1977 1,664 1,656 8
1978 1,421 1,414 7
1979 1,374 1,369 5
1980 1,217 1,212 5
1981 1,223 1,216 7
1982 1,104 1,099 5
1983 952 947 5
1984 907 907 0
1985 1,011 1,011 0
1986 985 979 6
1987 799 799 0
1988 717 710 7
1989 666 658 8
1990 626 626 0
1991 633 633 0
1992 641 641 0
1993 542 542 0
1994 419 419 0
1995 395 395 0
1996 378 378 0
1997 309 309 0
1998 348 348 0
1999 353 353 0
2000 343 343 0
2001 382 382 0
2002 339 339 0
2003 303 303 0
2004 315 315 0
2005 239 239 0
2006 278 278 0
2007 271 271 0
2008 224 224 0
2009 170 170 0
2010 186 186 0
2011 183 183 0
2012 145 145 0
2013 144 144 0
2014 160 160 0
2015 124 124 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Sheila baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,337 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sheila" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 51 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1948. Across the entire United States a total of 5,031 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sheila" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sheila as well as things modernly associated with the name Sheila such as celebrities named Sheila.

Origin and Meaning of Sheila

The name "Sheila" is of Irish origin, and it means "Heaven". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Sheila E.

Sheila E. is a singer-songwriter, actress, percussionist, and drummer specializing in pop, funk, latin jazz, and jazz fusion music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Sheila was born in 1957 as Sheila Escovedo.

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Sheila Khosla

Sheila was born in 1979.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sheila

Sheila Bair
Sheila Dixon
Sheila Johnson
Sheila E
Sheila Falconer
Sheila Hafsadi
Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Vand

Alternative Meanings

S is for serene, your calm time.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for elegant, born within you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

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

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Past life for Sheila born Oct 9, 1957

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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