Meaning and name origin
Cecelia \ce-ce-lia\ as a girl's name is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cecelia is "blind; sixth". Cecelia is a variant of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh): the name came from the Welsh name Seissylt meaning "sixth".
Cecelia has 29 variant forms: Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilie, Cecily, Cecylia, Cescelie, Cescily, Cesilie, Cicelie, Cicely, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Sacilia, Sasilia, Sasilie, Secelia, Sesilia, Sessaley, Sesseelya, Sessilly, Sessily, Sisiliya, Sissela.
Cecelia is a very popular first name for females (#445 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cecelia for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cecelia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cecilia (#206), Cecelia (#572) and Cecily. (2014 statistics).
Cecelia is also pronounced similarly to Cecilla and Cecillia. Other suggested similar baby names are Cacelia, Cecely, Ceclia, Cerelia and Fecelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cecelia.