Sheila

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Sheila
Pronunciation/ˈʃlə/
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameLatin Cecilia, via Irish Síle
MeaningHeavenly, Blind
Region of originIreland
Other names
Related namesCecilia

Sheila (alternatively spelled Shelagh and Sheelagh) is a common feminine given name, derived from the Irish name Síle, which is believed to be a Gaelic form of Cecilia, a diminutive of the Latin name Caelia, the feminine form of the Roman clan name Caelius, meaning 'heavenly'.

It is also encountered as an alternative spelling of the unrelated Indian feminine name Sheela, which is of Sanskrit origin.

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