I think Sheila is very pretty! As I am Spanish, the name is pronounced something like Shay-la and honestly I love it.
Hanaa  5/7/2021
It's lovely. I love the pronunciation because it is so feminine.
noisynora  1/11/2021
It's pretty.
Shadow and Revenge  1/4/2021
Might name my daughter this if it doesn’t already get used by another family member, it’s my grandma's name, but there are 5 of us so there is a high chance it will be used.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2020
This is an old-fashioned name in my opinion but it ages well.
Inxpect  12/1/2020
Sheila is well pronounced, it is pronounced SHEE-LA. I love this name!
mina_sakura  11/19/2020
My nan's name. Quite pretty for an old person.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2020
Also used in Spanish. Its pronunciation is SHAY-la.
guasguendi  7/4/2020
Sheila, honey...where are you? song by Ready for the World
― Anonymous User  4/25/2020
I keep seeing this name spelled Shelia and want to smack their parents with a baby name book and knock some proper spelling into their heads.
Sorry people named Shelia, but your name is spelled wrong. Shelia is not She-lah. It's She-lee-ah. Learn phonetics.
Elistariel  10/5/2019
I'm not a fan of this name. It isn't terrible, or even bad really, but it just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe because it seems a bit plain, and kind of dated.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2019
Fun fact: Sheila is often used as a term throughout Australia referring to women. Sort of like another word for it such as Gal, lady, lassie, girly, chick, Jane Doe and whatever else.
Realisticmindxxx  8/20/2019
I was born in 1930 in a small town and was the only person in town named Sheila. When I was around 10 a woman stopped me one day and said "Where did your mother get that name, from a movie magazine?" I was very upset until I found out she had a son named Gladstone. I've had the name for 88 years now and some people still misspell it.
ammaw  8/5/2019
Sheila is a character from the third Spyro game. She is a female kangaroo with an Australian accent.
Buneary  11/15/2018
In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sheila who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 243rd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
This name means blind.
kayisforkeen  8/10/2018
Unfortunately in Canada, Sheila is often used as derogatory term for referring to nasty, mean and foolish women.
terrence1989221  3/18/2018
Sheila Jeffreys, an English expatriate in Australia, is best known as a lesbian feminist scholar and political activist, for her analysis of the history and politics of human sexuality in the UK, and for her controversial views on transsexuals. She was a professor in political science at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Jeffreys's argument that the "sexual revolution" on men's terms contributed less to women's freedom than to their continued oppression has both commanded respect and attracted intense criticism. Jeffreys argues that transsexuals reproduce oppressive gender roles and mutilate their bodies through sex reassignment surgery, that lesbian culture has been negatively affected by emulating the sexist influence of the gay male subculture of dominant/submissive sexuality, and that women suffering pain in pursuit of beauty is a form of submission to patriarchal sadism.
cutenose  7/31/2017
Hi. I'm reading through all the comments and am totally shocked to find that someone is also named Sheila Eileen just like me! How crazy is that? Not only have I been the only Sheila I've known for the last 30+ years but someone else shares the same middle name. Well, If you live long enough, I guess nothing is surprising anymore. I would like to see the name Sheila make a comeback, though, since so many other old names have. I was born in the early 50's so I was around when the original
Sheila song by Tommy Roe was a hit. Never had blue eyes or a ponytail, though.
Smamere  12/11/2016
I personally don't like the name, but I think of a strong wild woman when I hear it.
Luvbug86  10/3/2016
The name Sheila was given to 124 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
Hello all. I am Sheila Eileen, both are unique names. The only thing I don't like is, when I first meet someone I, of course, tell them, "I'm Sheila." Well, the next time we meet it's "Hello Sherry or hello Shirley." Of course I reply, "I'm Sheila, do you know anyone else named Sheila?" Mostly I am told, "No I don't think I know anyone named Sheila, but I have heard of the name." Bingo, they know my name the next time I see them. My own brother can't pronounce my name correctly! He calls me Shell-uh. That's the only word in the English language, as far as I know, that he doesn't pronounce correctly. I have the nicknames She, She-She, She-lala, which, to me are names of endearment. I truly love my name Sheila!
― Anonymous User  5/14/2016
This name reminds me of the character from A Chorus Line, who starts out as a snob with an attitude, but ends up having a pretty dark backstory. After she sings "At the Ballet," she becomes a very likable character. I relate to her a lot, but I feel like I would use the original Irish spelling, Sile.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2016
My name is Sheila but it's written as Sheillah. I really love my name. As I grew I wished I had a short cut or nickname for my name, now I've got two. Some friends call me Shishi and others Shillo, this actually make me love it more and more.
shillo  4/28/2016
My given name is Sheila. I'm of Irish descent and I absolutely love the Gaelic origins of my name! It's actually got a very long and interesting history behind it, unlike many of the made-up names you hear today.
SheCoop  4/25/2016
Sheila Escovedo, more commonly known as Sheila E. Singer and drummer known for hit songs such as "Glamorous Life" and "A Love Bizarre".
mdo19  4/21/2016
My mom's youngest sister is named Sheila. I don't really care for the name, since it's kinda outdated, but I don't think it's too bad since my aunt Sheila is one of the few relatives that I get along with.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/22/2016
My name is Sheila. I've known several other Sheila's in my life with many spellings. Including a step mother. My mom wanted an h at the end to make it more unique. But she decided that the traditional spelling was better. She named me after the Buddy Holly song which is appropriate since she was named after Glinda the good witch in Wizard of Oz. As a child I always wanted a nickname but Sheila doesn't have one. I was a teen when Prince had the hit song Oh, Sheila and hid every time I heard it in public, usually at the roller rink where I worked. What's funny is when I got married my last name begins with an E, so now I am Sheila E. I love my name now that I know it means heaven(ly) and contented heart. It's someone in tune with the Spirit of God and I like that.
SquppyDawg  8/12/2015
I'm not too bothered about the meaning of this name anymore. This name has grown on me. I find the sound of this name pretty now. (:
― Anonymous User  8/10/2015
Bleh. I do not like this name. Sheila isn't even remotely beautiful. The meaning "blind" is horrible.
― Anonymous User  7/22/2014
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
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
"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 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
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
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
Singer and drummer, Sheila E.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2011
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
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 Tubman, an annoying character in Judy Blume's Fudge books.
Black_X  5/29/2010
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 is the little-known name of Doctor Girlfriend, a villain from the TV show The Venture Bros.
DestructoGirl  7/28/2009
The name Sheila has a pretty sound, but is very old fashioned.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2008
Sheila Marquez, Spanish model.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2008
Sheila Franklin is one of the main characters in the musical Hair.
sea7968  10/9/2008
British band The Smiths wrote the song "Sheila Take a Bow".
scholasticastewart  7/20/2008
My friend's name, but she spells it Shela.
JungKyungSoon  6/1/2007
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 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
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
There are authors named Sheila O'Flanagan and Sheila Quigley.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Grace Kelly's character in Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" is called Sheila.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2006
Sheila Browflowski is Kyle's mother on South Park.
Hailey2006  7/5/2006
In Australia, Sheila is a generic and somewhat derogatory word for a woman.
visitor27  4/8/2006
I like this name a lot, it's definitely underused and deserves a comeback.
kanine  12/18/2005
This name is derived from the ancient Gaelic goddess of Fertility and death, called Sheela-Na-Gig.
fhrugby  5/3/2005

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