Meaning of Cecilia
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Cecilia has the following meaning:
Female form of Cecil, this name means "blind one". Traceable to a Roman clan name. Also refers to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.
As a baby girl name, Cecilia is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 271 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Cecilia rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 6 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 265 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Cecilia in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Cecilia is pronounced as suh-see-lee-uh
The following names are baby names related to Cecilia and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Cecilia: Boys - Dominic
, Girls - Adriana
, Both genders - Adrian
Popular Variants for the name Cecilia: Caceli
Common nicknames for the name Cecilia are: Sissy, Ceil, Celia, Ceci
We think the name Cecilia should fall under the following style category: Catholic
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Cecilia to be: Kind and attractive woman
In one word, you might describe Cecilia as a(n) "kind
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The names of some famous persons by the name Cecilia
(or its variants) are:Cécilia Johnson
, born on 1 September, a famous model. Cécilia Johnson's background: A model, and 1978 Miss Sweden and her country's representative at Miss Universe 1978, finishing in fourth place.Cecilia Suárez
, born on 22 November, a famous actress. Cecilia Suárez's background: A Mexican actress who has played roles in a number of mostly Spanish language films and television series since 1997.Cecilia Muñoz-Palma
, born on 22 November, a famous jurist. Cecilia Muñoz-Palma's background: A Filipino jurist and the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ferdinand Marcos on October 29, 1973, and served until she reached the then-mandatory retirement age of 65.