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238k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sheila

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Heaven
  • #307 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
4k Shiela (Irish)
< 1k Selia (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1907990
190811110
190913130
191010100
191118180
191220200
191318180
191431310
191543430
191645450
191760600
191876760
191969690
192091910
19211101100
19221201200
19231391390
19241621620
19252142140
19262102100
19272322320
19282422420
19293373325
19303413410
19315375370
19326096090
19337377370
19347877816
19351,3321,3266
19361,3191,3127
19371,5851,57312
19381,7951,78411
19391,9651,9578
19401,9221,9220
19412,3402,3400
19422,9862,97313#94 girl name
19433,0763,06313#92 girl name
19442,6792,66415
19453,1853,1787#89 girl name
19464,7144,7068#70 girl name
19475,1065,09412#73 girl name
19485,0315,02110#71 girl name
19494,7864,77412#76 girl name
19505,3375,32215#70 girl name
19515,9085,89513#70 girl name
19526,2306,21713#64 girl name
19536,9736,95617#60 girl name
19547,2147,20014#60 girl name
19557,6697,6627#58 girl name
19567,8857,86718#55 girl name
19577,7737,75617#58 girl name
19587,3057,28619#59 girl name
19598,0107,98822#52 girl name
19607,9297,90920#56 girl name
19617,8107,79119#59 girl name
19628,8098,78029#52 girl name
19638,7308,70921#50 girl name
19648,4888,46919#51 girl name
19657,9327,90428#50 girl name
19667,2207,20416#51 girl name
19676,3516,32427#56 girl name
19685,7495,73316#59 girl name
19695,2615,24516#68 girl name
19704,9484,93810#75 girl name
19714,3444,33014#81 girl name
19723,4063,3979#90 girl name
19733,0072,9989
19742,4502,43911
19752,1062,0988
19761,8841,87212
19771,6641,6568
19781,4201,4137
19791,3741,3695
19801,2171,2125
19811,2231,2167
19821,1041,0995
19839529475
19849079070
19851,0111,0110
19869859796
19877997990
19887177107
19896666588
19906266260
19916336330
19926416410
19935425420
19944194190
19953953950
19963783780
19973093090
19983483480
19993533530
20003433430
20013823820
20023393390
20033033030
20043153150
20052392390
20062782780
20072712710
20082242240
20091701700
20101861860
20111831830
20121451450
20131441440
20141601600

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 #84 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 100 babies in North Carolina 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?

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 sweetheart, you really are!

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sheila

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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Past life for Sheila born Dec 18, 1944

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 Western Australia approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Sheila

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