Sheila

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Sheila
Pronunciation[ˈʃiːlə]
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin Cecilia, via Gaelic Síle / Sìle
MeaningBlind
Region of originIndia, Ireland, Australia, Irish diaspora
Other names
Related namesCecilia
 
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Sheila
Pronunciation[ˈʃiːlə]
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/NameLatin Cecilia, via Gaelic Síle / Sìle
MeaningBlind
Region of originIndia, Ireland, Australia, Irish diaspora
Other names
Related namesCecilia

Sheila (alternatively spelled Shelagh and Sheelagh) is a common given name for a female, derived from the Gaelic 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.

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