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What does Cecelia mean?

Cecelia Pronunciation of Cecelia [ce-celia] as a name for girls has the meaning "blind; sixth". Cecelia is a version of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh).


Cecelia has 29 variants: 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 and Sissela.

29 more different relations via Cecilia: Cacelia, Cecely, Cecelyn, Cecette, Ceciel, Cecil, Cecile, Ceciliane, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecille, Cecillia, Ceclia, Cecyl, Cecyle, Ceila, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cilia, Kekilia, Kikelia, Seelia, Seelie and Selia.

Creative forms:
(female) Ceceal, Creelia, ..

(male) Cecele, Cecelie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cecelia Cataleya (C.C.), ..

How popular is Cecelia?

Cecelia is a very prominent first name for women (#445 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cecelia reached its top rank of #181 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #544. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecelia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cecelia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Cecilia (#181 from recent data), Celia (#858), Cecily (#1181), Celie, Cicely, Cecille, Cecil and Cecile are the popular related forms of Cecelia (#544 from recent data). These forms of Cecelia were favored as birth names 115 years ago (average #953) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1418, 44.3%), with versions like Cecile becoming somewhat outmoded. Cecilia is more ubiquitous than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia, Cecille in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecily, Celia, Celie, Cicely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cecilia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cecelia is alike in pronunciation to Sicilia. Other suggested similar names are Accalia, Aemelia, Angelia, Aracelia, Arcelia, Arcenia, Argelia, Bedelia, Belia, Benecia, Caela, Callia, Camela, Camelia, Camellia, Cammelia (see Camellia), Caralia, Carlia, Cayelin, Cearia, Celeena, Celena, Celenia, Celesia, Celesta, Celestia, Celka, Cerea, Cerelia, Cerella, Cericia, Chalia, Chelie, Clelia, Cloelia, Corelie, Crecia, Deelia, Dorelia, Ercilia, Evelia, Fecelia, Gelilia, Genesia, Hellia, Jamelia, Jecholia, Jecolia, Jeremia, Jesenia, Kamelia, Kecia, Keelia, Kodelia, Lecrecia, Leecia, Leelia, Lellia, Levenia, Mahelia, Meelia, Melia, Neecia, Neelia, Nerolia (see Nerola), Ofelia, Ophelia, Permelia, Phelia, Seeria, Teresia, Ubelia, Weslia and Zeenia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cecelia.

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