Latin Cecilia, via Gaelic Síle / Sìle
Region of origin
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Sheila
Sheila (alternatively spelled Shelagh and Sheelagh) is a common given name for a female, derived from the Irish name Síle/ Sìle, which is believed to be a Gaelic form of Cecilia. Like " Cecil" or " Cecilia", the name means "blind", from the Latin word caecus.
It is also encountered as an alternative spelling of the unrelated Indian girl's name
Sheela, which is of Sanskrit origin.
Sheila (singer) (born 1945), real name Annie Chancel, French singer of group " Sheila (and) B. Devotion"
Sheila (German singer) (born 1984), full name Sheila Jozi, German folk / schlager singer of Iranian descent
Sheila Bair, (born 1954), Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Sheila Bleck, (born 1974), IFBB professional bodybuilder
Sheila Chandra (born 1965), English pop singer
Sheila Chisholm (1895–1969), socialite, probable inspiration for the Australian phrase "a good-looking sheila"
Sheila Copps (born 1952), Canadian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada from 1993 to 1997
Sheila Dikshit (born 1938), Former Chief Minister of Delhi, India (In office from 3 December 1998 to 28 December 2013)
Sheila E. (born 1957), American singer
Sheila Fearn (born 1940), English actress
Sheila Florance (1916–1991), Australian actress
Sheila Fougere, Canadian politician
Sheila Gordon (born 1927), South African novelist
Sheila Hancock (born 1933), English actress and author
Sheila Hoskin (born 1936), English track and field athlete
Sheila Steafel (born 1935), South African-born British actress
Sheila Scribner (born 1984), American singer
Sheila Taormina (born 1969), American athlete
Sheila White (actress) (born 1950), English actress
Sheila White (abolitionist) (born 1988), American abolitionist and former human trafficking victim
Fiction [ edit ]
Sheila, a character from the Webcomic Satan and Me
Sheila Bryant, a character in the musical "
A Chorus Line"
Sheila (, a kangaroo Spyro character) The tank in
Red vs. Blue; see List of characters in Red vs. Blue A character in
Army of Darkness A character from the
Dungeons & Dragons (TV series)
Sheila Broflovski, a character from the animated series South Park
Sheila Carter, a character from The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful Sheila Corkhill, a character from the defunct British soap opera
Brookside Sheila Franklin, a character and a song in the musical
Hair Sheila Futterman, a character in
Sheila Gallagher (Shameless), a character from the British television series Shameless
Sheila Grant, a character in the British soap opera Brookside
Sheila Tubman, a character in Judy Blume's book series Fudge Sheila R. Webb, a character in
Agatha Christie's novel The Clocks
Sheela na gig, a female character in ancient figurative carvings, used as architectural grotesques on churches, castles and other buildings, particularly in Ireland and Great Britain
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