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Meaning and name origin

Cecile \ce-ci-le\ as a girl's name is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cecile is "blind; sixth". Cecile is a variant of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh): the name came from the Welsh name Seissylt meaning "sixth". Also a variant of Cicely (Latin, Old Welsh): the English variant of Cecily and Cecilia.


Cecile has 7 variant forms: Cecil, Cecille, Cecyl, Cecyle, Sessile, Siseel, Sisile.


Cecile is a very popular first name for females (#610 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cecile for girls. Cecile reached its highest rank of #237 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecile name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cecile and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cecilia (#206), Cecile and Cecil. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cecile is also pronounced similarly to Ceciel. Other suggested similar baby names are Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecely, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilie, Cecilla, Cecily, Cescily, Cesilie, Cicilie and Cicily. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cecile.