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Shelia

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 5 5 0
1916 6 6 0
1917 6 6 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 13 13 0
1923 11 11 0
1924 15 15 0
1925 22 22 0
1926 23 23 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 14 14 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 22 22 0
1932 23 23 0
1933 27 27 0
1934 20 20 0
1935 43 43 0
1936 44 44 0
1937 59 59 0
1938 63 63 0
1939 73 73 0
1940 82 82 0
1941 130 130 0
1942 152 152 0
1943 215 215 0
1944 219 219 0
1945 305 305 0
1946 550 550 0
1947 744 744 0
1948 795 795 0
1949 820 820 0
1950 959 959 0
1951 1,158 1,158 0
1952 1,237 1,237 0
1953 1,486 1,486 0
1954 1,674 1,668 6
1955 1,840 1,834 6
1956 1,955 1,950 5
1957 2,096 2,090 6
1958 2,098 2,092 6
1959 2,292 2,282 10
1960 2,266 2,257 9
1961 2,011 2,004 7
1962 2,277 2,272 5
1963 2,070 2,062 8
1964 2,021 2,012 9
1965 1,904 1,893 11
1966 1,811 1,805 6
1967 1,476 1,476 0
1968 1,364 1,359 5
1969 1,303 1,303 0
1970 1,197 1,192 5
1971 1,045 1,038 7
1972 802 802 0
1973 688 688 0
1974 569 569 0
1975 450 450 0
1976 338 338 0
1977 284 284 0
1978 252 252 0
1979 228 228 0
1980 218 218 0
1981 173 173 0
1982 168 168 0
1983 121 121 0
1984 131 131 0
1985 124 124 0
1986 129 129 0
1987 106 106 0
1988 100 100 0
1989 83 83 0
1990 82 82 0
1991 84 84 0
1992 61 61 0
1993 53 53 0
1994 55 55 0
1995 40 40 0
1996 36 36 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 32 32 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 28 28 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 14 14 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 13 13 0
2006 16 16 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 19 19 0
2010 13 13 0
2011 8 8 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 8 8 0
2014 10 10 0
2015 11 11 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Shelia baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 47,823 babies born with the name Shelia in the United States. That's more than enough Shelias to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shelia" was in 1959 with a total of 2,282 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shelias)

According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelia" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 154 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 1,955 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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Where is the name Shelia popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Shelia

Shelia Davis
Shelia Eddy

Alternative Meanings

S is for serious, not always joking.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

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

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ailehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Esalih". 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.

Past life for Shelia born Dec 6, 1947

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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 New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. 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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