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The female forename Sheila is the English spelling of the Erse Sìle. This is an Irish version of 'Celia'. The name is in common use, particularly in Australia (OED says "predominantly in male use"), as a slang term for 'a young woman, a [potential or actual] girl-friend'. There is an equivalent in the stereotypical slang common noun bruce for a male Australian.

Do not confuse this name with Sheena.