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This name is derived from the ancient Gaelic goddess of Fertility and death, called Sheela-Na-Gig.
-- fhrugby  5/3/2005
I like this name a lot, it's definitely underused and deserves a comeback.
-- kanine  12/18/2005
In Australia, Sheila is a generic and somewhat derogatory word for a woman.
-- visitor27  4/8/2006
Sheila Browflowski is Kyle's mother on South Park.
-- Hailey2006  7/5/2006
Grace Kelly's character in Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" is called Sheila.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2006
There are authors named Sheila O'Flanagan and Sheila Quigley.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
There's a song about Sheila. Here's the chorus:
Oh, oh Sheila
How I really really love you oh, Sheila.
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2007
My eldest sister's name is Sheila, I don't know the proper meaning of the name but to me it's always made me think of someone who's bossy and loud as in the book 'Sheila the Great', that character shows up in all of Judy Bloom's Fudge books and she's very loud and bossy. So is my sister for that matter.
-- poncho264  3/22/2007
Pretty name, but this name used to remind me of Sheila Tubman, the bossy character from Fudgeamania and other books from that series.
-- CharlieRob  5/7/2007
My friend's name, but she spells it Shela.
-- JungKyungSoon  6/1/2007
British band The Smiths wrote the song "Sheila Take a Bow".
-- scholasticastewart  7/20/2008
Sheila Franklin is one of the main characters in the musical Hair.
-- sea7968  10/9/2008
Sheila Marquez, Spanish model.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2008
The name Sheila has a pretty sound, but is very old fashioned.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2008
Sheila is the little-known name of Doctor Girlfriend, a villain from the TV show The Venture Bros.
-- DestructoGirl  7/28/2009
I like this name, but I don't like the fact that this has a slang meaning in Australia. It's also kind of dated, but not as badly dated as Donna or Shirley.
-- bananarama  10/30/2009
Sheila Tubman, an annoying character in Judy Blume's Fudge books.
-- Black_X  5/29/2010
Being Australian, this name only reminds me of the derogatory term for a woman. Sounds like a name for a middle aged prostitute.
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2010
Sheila Chandra, English pop singer of Indian descent. You may remember her voice from LOTR: Two Towers (Breath of Life), or from the Queer as Folk series (Sacred Stones).
-- that one  10/20/2010
Singer and drummer, Sheila E.
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2011
In the USA Sheila was a popular name for girls in the 1950s. It's kind of nostalgic in a retro-modern kind of way. I like it.
-- GibsonGirl  11/14/2011
I watched too many soaps back when I was younger, so I immediately think of Sheila Carter from The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. She was one of the best female villains on daytime!
-- Anyechka  5/26/2013
My name is Sheila, & growing up I always wanted my name to be something else, however, now that I'm older, I like my name because I rarely come across others with it, & I worked in a field where all I dealt with were names. Most of my friends, or people I've dated, even my husband haven't come across another person with my name, it makes me feel unique! In Australia a "Sheila" is just a woman, they use the term positively as well, not as a prostitute just for women in general. Working in health care, I've never even heard it with the middle aged or older women here in the states, so I'm not sure of people saying it was very popular.
When I had children, & started to name them, I thought of names that had meaning to us, & to them not to a teacher they may have 10 years down the road, or a person who would comment on it who we'll never meet! I find people are way too opinionated about what other people call their children, you have way too much time on your hands, & really should put some thought into your own lives, & your family's lives, you'll be happier for it! What a ridiculous thing, a place for people to comment on others names, get a life or a job, something, but leave people alone!
-- seery5  11/7/2013
"Sheila" is the Irish form of the name "Celia". It means "Heaven".
-- Bee123  2/6/2014
I've adored this name ever since I heard The Beatles' cover of the Tommy Roe song "Sheila". It also reminds me of "An Inspector Calls", which I love.

A lot of people laugh when I say I love this name, because of the derogatory Australian term for women, but I think it's old-fashioned and classy, is beautiful to say and written down.
-- Bee123  2/6/2014
My mother's name is Sheila, but it is spelt with an "h" like Sheliah, which is very uncommon. I like the name Sheila a lot, very old fashioned, but pretty and strong.
-- silverstar  5/23/2014
I like this name. The first time I heard it was from Sheila the kangaroo in Spyro Year of the Dragon, so it always makes me think of that. I do think it's a little too outdated now though.
-- erilynn25  6/7/2014
Bleh. I do not like this name. Sheila isn't even remotely beautiful. The meaning "blind" is horrible.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/22/2014

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