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The name Sheila is of Irish Gaelic origin, and is a variation of Cecilia.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Sheila has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Sheila
Use of the Name Sheila for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
235,242 154,950 15,840 3,451 1,667 609 308

The table below indicates the number of times the name Sheila has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Sheila first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1917, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Sheila
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
191789660  
191882476  
191984169  
192077090  
1921705111  
1922662121  
1923625140  
1924573163  
1925475215  
1926479208  
1927457232  
1928434242  
1929366334  
1930363341  
1931267536  
1932250610  
1933226737  
1934222781  
19351511,326  
19361571,312  
19371421,573  
19381361,785  
19391251,958  
19401301,920  
19411102,339  
1942942,975  
1943923,061  
19441032,663  
1945893,178  
1946704,691  
1947735,088  
1948715,022  
1949764,769  
1950705,321  
1951705,889  
1952646,219  
1953606,950  
1954607,187  
1955587,660  
1956557,866  
1957587,753  
1958597,282  
1959527,985  
1960567,910  
1961597,780  
1962528,784  
1963508,707  
1964518,464  
1965507,903  
1966517,197  
1967566,329  
1968595,728  
1969685,250  
1970744,936  
1971814,332  
1972883,403  
19731012,998  
19741212,437  
19751332,102  
19761431,870  
19771631,653  
19781831,416  
19791961,365  
19802141,215  
19812181,212  
19822321,098  
1983250943  
1984268906  
19852521,012  
1986261978  
1987306798  
1988349710  
1989383658  
1990413626  
1991406632  
1992401642  
1993463542  
1994563417  
1995581395  
1996606379  
1997699309  
1998661349  
1999654352  
2000690342  
2001659381  
2002727335  
2003819301  
2004807308  
Totals:  235,242 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Sheila as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Sheila appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 88 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


 
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