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Sheila

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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

Fun Facts about the name Sheila

  • How many people with the first name Sheila have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,337 babies born with the first name Sheila in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheila to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheila? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Sheila first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheila is Saturday, February 28th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Sheila born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheila was in 1962 with a total of 8,780 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sheila!
  • Random Sheila Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sheila ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 20 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Sheila: Your name in reverse order is Aliehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laheis. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Sheila as a first name

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Common last names for Sheila

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  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Kelly
  • Sullivan
  • Martin
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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.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Sheila

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

Anglicized spelling of Síle, the Irish form of Cecilia.

  1. A female given name.

From Hindi शीला (śīlā), from Sanskrit शील (śīla, “character, good conduct”).

  1. Alternative spelling of Sheela

    Sheila was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

    Notable Persons With the Name Sheila

    Sheila E.

    Sheila E. is a pop music, funk, latin jazz, jazz fusion, and pop rock musician. She plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Bass guitar, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1976 to present. Sheila was given the name Sheila Escovedo on December 12th, 1957 in California, United States.

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    Sheila Vand

    Sheila Vand is an actress and performance artist. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Sheila was born Sheila Vand on April 27th, 1985 in Los Angeles.

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    Sheila Jackson Lee

    Sheila Jackson Lee is a Member of the Houston City Council from the At-large #4 District and Member of theHouston City Councilfrom the At-large #4 District. Sheila was born on January 12th, 1950 in Queens.

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    Sheila Sim

    Sheila Sim was a noteworthy person. She holds the title The Rt Hon The Baroness Attenborough and The Rt HonThe Baroness Attenborough. She was most prominent from 1944 to 1955. Sheila was given the name Sheila Beryl Grant Sim on June 5th, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Sheila is also known as Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough and Sheila Attenborough. She left this life on January 19th, 2016.

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    Sheila Kelley

    Sheila Kelley is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Sheila was born on October 9th, 1961 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    Sheila Nevins

    Sheila Nevins is a television producer, documentary filmmaker, and documentary film. Sheila was born on April 6th, 1939 in Manhattan.

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    • Sheila Dikshit
      (New Delhi)
    • Sheila MacRae
      (actress)
    • Sheila Dixon
      (famed person)
    • Sheila Kuehl
      (Member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors)
    • Sheila Chandra
      (musician)
    • Sheila
      (musician)
    • Sheila McCarthy
      (actress)
    • Sheila Bair
      (Chairperson of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
    • Sheila Gaff
      (notable somebody)
    • Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan
      (politician)
    • Sheila Chisholm
      (important individual)
    • Sheila Kennedy
      (famed person)
    • Sheila Widnall
      (18th Secretary of the Air Force)
    • Sheila Sri Prakash
      (architect)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheila

    Sheila

    Sheila is a yé-yé, pop music, and disco musician. Her ongoing career started in 1962. Sheila was given the name Annie Chancel on August 16th, 1945 in Créteil, France. Sheila is also known as Sheila B. Devotion, SB Devotion, and Sheila (and) B. Devotion.

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    What does the name Sheila mean?

    Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

    His for happy, your wonderful laugh.

    Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

    Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

    Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

    Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

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