Sheela

First Name
679
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Sheela

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     Indian (Sanskrit)
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     Tamil
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     English
17%

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  • A user from India says the name Sheela is of English origin and means "Good".
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From Hindi शीला (śīlā), from Sanskrit शील (śīla, “character, good conduct”).

  1. A female given name of Indian origin.

Notable Persons Named Sheela

Sheela was born Sheela on March 24th, 1945 in Kanimangalam.

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Sheela is also known as Sheela David.

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Sheela Murthy is a lawyer and attorney. Sheela was born in 1961 in Vadodara.

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Sheela was born in 1957 in Bhadravati, Karnataka.

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Sheela Basrur was a scientist in the fields of community health and epidemiology. Sheela was born on October 17th, 1956 in Toronto. She breathed her last breath on June 2nd, 2008.

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Sheela Gautam is a politician and businessperson. Sheela was born on November 15th, 1931 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheela

Sheela was born Sheela on March 24th, 1945 in Kanimangalam.

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Ma was born in 1950 in Vadodara. Ma is also known as Sheela Silverman, Sheela Birnstiel, Patel, Sheela Ambalal; Silverman, Sheela; Birnstiel, and Sheela.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1943 7 7 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 7 7 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 8 8 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 11 11 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 19 19 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 13 13 0
1969 9 9 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 8 8 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 19 19 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 17 17 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 10 10 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 16 16 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 12 12 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 20 20 0
1985 21 21 0
1986 25 25 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 27 27 0
1989 18 18 0
1990 15 15 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 5 5 0
1998 7 7 0
2002 5 5 0
2003 6 6 0
2007 5 5 0
2015 5 5 0
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Fun Facts about the name Sheela

  • How Popular is the name Sheela? Sheela is the 13,463rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sheela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 679 babies born with the first name Sheela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheela to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sheela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheela is Wednesday, January 1st, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Sheela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheela was in 1988 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Sheela Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sheela is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Sheela: Your name in reverse order is Aleehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laeshe. How do you pronounce that?

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