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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Sheila
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Sheila in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Sheila:
Records indicate that 235,812 girls in the United States have been named Sheila since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 8,781 people in the U.S. were given the name Sheila. Those people are now 51 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Sheila
Comment left May 05, 2013: "I love my name SHEILA. She - il -a. I married a SHIEL so I became SHEILA SHIEL. I have to spell it for everybody as they always get confused but I love being SHEILA SHIEL." (Report as inappropriate)
Based on the comments submitted below
Comment left Mar 22, 2013: "Sheila is a pretty special name and is just unusual enough in N.Ireland to be considered very cool. Always spell your name aloud when you know someone is about to write it down--this helps people get your spelling corrrct! Love to all Sheilas." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Mar 22, 2013: "N.Ireland. Sheila is considered one if the most beautiful names.in Ireland and just unusual enough nowadays to be pretty cool! I wouldn't change it for anything. I'll give you a tip that works for me---whenever you are giving out your name "Sheila" to anyone who is poised, ready to write it down, say "---and it's SPELT S-h-e-i-l-a, that is beginning with the word she and then i-l-a---- so it's S-h-e-i-l-a, please!" That always does the trick for me. Love to all Sheilas. xxS" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Feb 26, 2013: "I'm named Sheila and I'm 27 this March. I love my name and always have. It's so uncommon that I didn't know any other Sheila's growing up, but boys always said it was a sexy name which it is. also if you spell it backwards it almost spells .. aliens!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Aug 13, 2012: "I am a Sheila to and I like it because if you say it right you have to smile Sheila, I also have trouble with people wanting to spell it Shelia. But I never meet a Sheila I did'nt like" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jun 03, 2012: "My daughter's name is Shelia, and I agree with theI before e except c, it just looks weird so SHE-LA the I just shows emphasis on the a as in fuschia" (Report as inappropriate)
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Comment left Oct 15, 2011: "i used to hate my name SHEILA because in aussie sheila is slang for girl, you tell people your name and they laugh." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jul 05, 2011: "I hate when people with this name, as in pronounced this way, think that spelling it as Shelia should be pronounced the same way. Clearly that name should be pronounced Sha-lee-a." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left May 15, 2011: "My name is Sheila and I spell it S H E I L A.
I use the last name Shiel. S H I E L. Most people get confused but that is the fun of having the name. I have always loved my first name and now it seems to be more popular." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left May 14, 2011: "My name is Sheila and I like it. I am Irish and German. I have mixed feelings about my name but, I am a redhead also, so I am used to being...different!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Apr 08, 2011: "My name is Sheila as well...I know..shocker right? I am also 38 and I know of only one other Sheila. I was named after the song "Sheila" by Tommy Roe - it was my Dad's favourite song." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Jan 22, 2011: "Sheila is my name. It's just okay, I can think of much prettier names. I do hate the way it gets pronounced sometimes. Shee-la or Sheil-a, my parents say Shee-la.
One thing for sure, there were plenty named Tammy and Sherry in my school who had to tack their last name or initial on their homework. There wasn't another Sheila.
I've always loved the names Hannah and Natalie... but wouldn't you know it, I had sons! :)" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Dec 20, 2010: "I am in my 60's and am named Sheila. Have always been happy with name. Being from NJ, though, it is pronounced Sheil (as in shield)-ah. 100% Irish descent and my Grandmother (off the boat) called me Shee-lah." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Dec 01, 2010: "My Name Is Sheila & I Am 29 Years Old Persian & Was Born In America & Living In Paris. I Am Very Happy With My Name I LOVE IT ! Its Easy To Pronounce, I Never Had Any Problems With My Name, Thanks Mom&Dad Love , Sheila" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 30, 2010: "There is ONLY one way to spell Sheila!!!
S H E I L A.
I don't care what your mother may have told you your name was. It's not my fault she couldn't spell. Shiela is SHI E LA, Shelia is SHEL I A and Sheilagh is just OVER kill.
As many of my sisters have pointed out... google it, it's SHEILA, research it and you will find the others are variations. Though your name may be spelled incorrectly...lol We still love you, girls who share the name. The intentions were good...lol" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 09, 2010: "Thanks to the user who correcly spelled the Irish version of Sheila which is S?le, we have a beutiful little 5 year old named S?le and I love the fact it is so unusual." (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Nov 09, 2010: "My name is Sheila. I was born in 1961 Actually, my mother spelled it incorrectly, Shelia, on my birth certificate. But then very quickly found out that there is NO WAY that S.h.e.l.i.a says "Shee-la". So she went had my birth certificate changed, thank God! Bugs me to death when people spell it Shelia. Use your head...that would be pronounced She-lie-a or She-lee-a. Watch on movie credits or anywhere in the public forum. No one spells it that way. It is always Sheila. Shoot, just Google Shelia. It will automatically correct it to Sheila. I love my name. It is a beautiful name when spelled correctly! :)" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Oct 08, 2010: "I am Shiela. My mother chose to spell it I before E except after C. It's difficult to get anyting personalized but i like that it's unique. No one ever spells my name right so I'm pretty used to it. One of my best friends growing up is Sheila (yep, she spells her ei) and we were given the nicknames She and Shi (pronounced Shy) because everyone got tired of us answering at the same time! We still hang together and we now get called Shiela Squared. My last job there were 3 Sheila's, the most in one place I've ever seen! I always tell everyone that it's I before E except after C and in pronouns, but I just ignore the pronoun part! Shiela is a great name and I'm glad it's mine!!" (Report as inappropriate)
Comment left Sep 27, 2010: "I only personally know 1 other Sheila besides myself and that is a distant cousin,but she spells hers the Shelia way. Yes many still spell it wrong. I've gotten called Shelly,She-ra(by my BFF in HS),Sherry (don't know how or why),Sheils. I always wanted a different name because no one ever had that name and no one could ever think of a good nickname to derive from it and it is kind of dated. I do like another poster saying Shae is their nickname-I would much prefer to be called that." (Report as inappropriate)
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