What's in the name 'Sheila'? new research

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While many Irish female names are saints’ names, there is no Saint Sheila. According to Diarmaid Ó Muirithe, the name Sheila derives from Cecily, ‘the English form of the Latin name of the…virgin martyr St Cecilia…The Anglo-Normans brought the name to Ireland and in time it became in the Irish language Síle‘.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2021


  • Irish Australian studies
  • Irish names
  • Sheila


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