What does Cecily mean?
Cecily /ce-ci-ly/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced SES-i-lee. It is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cecily is "blind; sixth". From the medieval vernacular form of Cecilia.
Cecily▼ has 43 more alternative forms via Cecilia: Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia▲, Cecely, Cecelyn, Ceciel, Cecil▼, Cecila, Cecile▼, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilie, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecille, Cecillia, Cecilyann, Ceclia, Cecyl, Cecyle, Cecylia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia▼, Celie, Celli, Cescily, Cesia, Cesilie, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Seely and Sessily.Kreatif forms: Cacily, Cecicy, Cecilo. [more]
How popular is Cecily?
Cecily is a very prominent first name for women (#1827 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cecily for girls. Cecily entered the list in 1990 and reached its top rank of #574 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Cecily and corresponding names. Cecelia (#572 last year), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#206), Ceil and Celia (#788) are the prominent related forms of Cecily. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5866%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2049%, 65.1% less), with the forms Cecil, Cecile, Cecily and Celia becoming less trendy. Cecelia (#572) is the most fashionable baby name among these, with this name having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Cecily▼ is pronounced similarly to Sicily. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cecily.