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What does Cecile mean?

Cecile Pronunciation of Cecile [ce-cile] as a name for girls means "blind; sixth". Cecile is an alternate spelling of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh). Cecile is also a derivative of Cicely (Latin, Old Welsh).


Cecile has 7 variants: Cecil, Cecille, Cecyl, Cecyle, Sessile, Siseel and Sisile.

44 more relations via Cecilia, Cicely: Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia, Cecely, Cecelyn, Cecette, Ceciel, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Ceciliane, Cecilie, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecillia, Cecily, Ceclia, Cecylia, Cee, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cescelie, Cescily, Cesia, Cesilie, Cicelie, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili and Sile.

Creative forms:
(female) Cecine, Cocile, ..

(male) Cecite, Cecive, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cecile Norah (C.N.), ..

How popular is Cecile?

Cecile is a very prominent first name for females (#610 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cecile reached its apex position of #251 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Cecile rated in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#181 the previous year), Cecelia (#544), Celia (#858), Cecily (#1181), Celie, Cicely, Cecil, Cele, Ceil and Cecille. Other forms, like Cicilie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Cecile reached its apex during the years 1900-1909 (median #1050) and is somewhat less today (#1524, 45%). Cecilia is more widely used than the rest, while versions like Celia are no longer trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Belle, Caci, Cacie, Cadie, Caila, Calie, Camila, Camile, Camill, Camille, Carie, Carine, Carle, Carole, Caryle, Casie, Catie, Ceili, Ceira, Celene, Celida, Celina, Celinde, Celine, Ceri, Ceria, Cerice, Cerise, Cerisse, Ceryce, Chelcie, Chelie, Chelise, Cherice, Cherie, Cherilee, Cheryle, Codie, Cole, Crecia, Creole, Cybil, Cyrille, Daile, Delle, Eimile, Helle, Jerle, Lacole, Lucile, Lucille, Lucyle, Lusile, Marcile, Merrile, Mertle, Meryle, Micole, Neale, Necole, Neelle (see Neilina), Neile, Neille, Nelle, Nicole, Nycole, Odile, Peale, Pealle, Pearle, Peele, Perle, Tealle, Teille and Udile. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cecile.

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