Sheila Name Meaning & Origin

Sheila

Pronunciation: SHEE-lə (key)

Origin of the name Sheila:

Anglicized form of Síle, an Irish form of Cecilia (blind, dim-sighted).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sile

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Nicknames for Sheila

she-she, shay-la, she-lala

Meanings and history of the name Sheila

It means girl in Australlia
Just like Colleen means girl in Ireland

Famous real-life people named Sheila

Sheila Jackson Lee, American congresswoman
Sheila E. (born Sheila Escovedo), American drummer and singer
Sheila Chadwick, Author and Chef
Sheila White, British actress
Sheila Gordon, South African author
Sheila Taormina, American athlete
Sheila Chandra, Anglo-Indian singer
Sheila MacRae, American actress, best known for playing Alice Kramden in "The Honeymooners"

Sheila in song, story & screen

"Sheila", written and recorded by Tommy Roe with the help of Robert Bosch. 1962
"Oh Sheila", song by Ready for the World
In Australia, Sheila is a common synonym for "girl, female".
"To Sheila," song by Smashing Pumpkins
"Sheila Take a Bow", song by the Smiths
Peter Hatcher's girl nemesis in the Fudge books by Judy Bloom
Sheila, Zombie mom character from the Netflix Original series, Santa Clarita Diet
Sheila Broflovski, Kyle’s mom in South Park

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