Sheila

Sheila - A very unique female name



  Jun 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sheila, meaning blind one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #1045. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sheila and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sheila? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sheila. The baby girl name Sheila was given to 104 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1450 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,589 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sheila peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 50.



Famous with this name

Sheila Bromley
Sheila Kelley
Sheila White


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Sheila is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sheila is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #709 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,634.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sheila is where you live.


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Sheila origin and meaning

Sheila is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means blind one. To see famous people named Sheila, pop culture references for the name Sheila and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sheila

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sheila, sorted by popularity.

Sally / Shelly / Shelley / Shelia / Sallie / Shayla / Shellie / Skyla / Shelli / Shaylee /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121450
20111285
20101229
20091395
20081129
2007997
2006937
2005997
2004826
2003800
2002729
2001664
2000719
1999656
1998678
1997735
1996640
1995584
1994569
1993469
1992400
1991406
1990406
1989380
1988350
1987307
1986261
1985251
1984266
1983253
1982229
1981218
1980212
1979195
1978184
1977162
1976143
1975134
1974121
1973101
197289
197181
197074
196968
196859
196756
196651
196550
196451
196350
196252
196159
196056
195952
195859
195758
195655
195557
195460
195360
195264
195170
195070
194977
194871
194773
194670
194589
1944103
194392
194294
1941110
1940129
1939125
1938136
1937142
1936157
1935152
1934225
1933227
1932252
1931275
1930376
1929372
1928467
1927472
1926517
1925504
1924586
1923638
1922779
1921781
1920770
1919897
1918891
1917882
19161187
1915984
19111045

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana709
New York1006
Georgia1039
New Jersey1145
California1178
Arizona1243
Virginia1322
Florida1390
Ohio1616
Texas1634

Even more about Sheila


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sheila a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sheila?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sheila
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 13,589
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +104

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