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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shelia

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Alt. Meaning

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

Notable Persons Named Shelia

Sheila Scott was an aviator and pilot (aeronautics). Sheila was given the name Shelia Christine Hopkins on April 27th, 1922 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK. She died on October 20th, 1988.

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Shelia P. Moses is a writer.

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Shelia was born on January 15th, 1972 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Shelia was born on September 16th, 1968.

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Shelia Afari is an entrepreneur, founder of sheila afari group, and entrepreneurship. She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Shelia was born on May 26th, 1986 in Accra.

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Shelia was born on May 11th, 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shelia

Giorgi Shelia is a soccer player for the FC Ufa, FC Dynamo Bryansk, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, and FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk. Giorgi was born on December 11th, 1988.

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Murtaz Shelia is a soccer player for the FC Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Saarbr├╝cken, FC Alania Vladikavkaz, Manchester City F.C., FC Locomotive Tbilisi, and Georgia national football team. Murtaz was born on March 25th, 1969 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, then Soviet Union.

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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 957 957 0
1951 1,161 1,161 0
1952 1,236 1,236 0
1953 1,486 1,486 0
1954 1,674 1,668 6
1955 1,839 1,833 6
1956 1,955 1,950 5
1957 2,096 2,090 6
1958 2,097 2,091 6
1959 2,293 2,283 10
1960 2,267 2,258 9
1961 2,010 2,003 7
1962 2,277 2,272 5
1963 2,069 2,061 8
1964 2,022 2,013 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
2016 11 11 0

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Popularity of Shelia as a first name

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Common last names for Shelia

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  • Williams
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  • Young

Fun Facts about the name Shelia

  • How Popular is the name Shelia? Shelia is the 1,020th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 47,833 babies born with the first name Shelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shelia to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shelia is Friday, March 14th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Shelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shelia was in 1959 with a total of 2,283 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shelia!
  • Random Shelia Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shelia ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 108 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1951.
  • Weird things about the name Shelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hisale. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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