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What does Arcelia mean?

Arcelia Pronunciation of Arcelia [arcelia] as a girls' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Arcelia is "treasure chest". Also variant of Araceli.


Arcelia has 2 variants: Aricella and Aricelly.

6 more related forms via Araceli: Aracelia, Aracelis, Aracely, Arcilla, Aricela and Ariceli.

Creative forms:
(female) Arcecia, Aricelia, ..

(male) Arceal, Arcelen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arcelia Chaya (A.C.), ..

How popular is Arcelia?

Arcelia is a very prominent first name for women (#2042 out of 4276, Top 48%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Araceli (#1060 a year ago) and Aracely (#1495) are the prominent related forms of Arcelia (not ranked). Other variants, like Aricela, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Arcelia was well-received 12 years ago and has become significantly diminished since, with the form Aracely becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Araceli, Aracely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arcelia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arcelia is alike in pronunciation to Ercilia, Ersilia, Erzilia and Ursella. Other recommended names are Abelia, Accalia, Adelia, Aemelia, Amelia, Angelia, Arbela, Arbella, Arcadia, Arcenia, Ardelia, Ardelis, Ardella, Ardenia, Arela, Areli, Arelie, Arella, Argelia, Ariela, Ariella, Ariellia, Arsemia (see Arsenia), Arsenia, Arthelia, Audelia, Aurelia, Azelia, Cacelia, Cecelia, Fecelia, Orelia and Secelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arcelia.

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