Sheila

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Sheila
Pronunciation [ˈʃiːlə]
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin Cecilia, via Gaelic Síle
Meaning Heavenly, Blind
Region of origin Ireland
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Related names Cecilia

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. 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 feminine name Sheela, which is of Sanskrit origin.

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