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Meaning and Name Origin

Cecily \ce-ci-ly\ 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 5 variants: Cicely, Cilly, Sessy, Sicili and Sissy.

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.


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cecily and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Cecily ranked in the Top 1000 are Cecelia (#572 last year), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#206), Ceil and Celia (#788). These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 and have become significantly less popular since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia, Cecily, Ceil, Celia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cecily is pronounced similarly to Sicily. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cecily.