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What does Cecily mean?

Cecily Pronunciation of 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.

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.

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

(male) Cecica, Cecilo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cecily Sadie (C.S.), ..

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)

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 #1181. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cecelia (#544 last year), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#181), Cecille, Ceil, Cele, Celia (#858), Celie and Cicely are the prominent related forms of Cecily (#1181 last year). These forms of Cecily were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (median #1050) and are somewhat less popular today (#1524, 45.2% 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.

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