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What does Cecily mean?

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.

Associated with: medieval.


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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cacily, Cecilu, ..

(male) Cecica, Cecilo, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Cecily for girls. Cecily entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #574 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is presently at #1060. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 usage of Cecily and corresponding names. Cecelia (#572 last year), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#206), Cecille, Ceil, Cele, Celia (#788), Celie and Cicely are the prominent related forms of Cecily (#1060 last year). These forms of Cecily were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (median #1050) and have become significantly less popular since (#1511, 52.1% less usage). Cecilia has been the recurring favorite, while forms such as Cecile are now less common.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Cecily is pronounced similarly to Sicilly and Sicily. Other suggested similar names are Baily, Bently, Brily, Cacey, Caci, Cacia, Cacie, Cacy, Caila, Cailey, Cailyn, Caity, Cally, Camila, Camile, Camill, Carely, Carilyn, Carly, Caroly, Casidy, Ceili, Ceinlys, Ceira, Celida, Celina, Celine, Ceri, Ceria, Cerian, Cerice, Cerisa, Cerise, Charly, Cherilyn, Chrisy, Clairy, Colly, Coraly, Corly, Crecia, Cybil, Cybill, Delly, Eily, Emily, Emmily, Fernly, Haily, Hedly, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Kemply, Keyely, Laily, Lesly, Lily, Melly, Merrily, Neely, Nelly, Neroly (see Nerola), Reilly and Verly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cecily.