What does Celia mean?
From Caelia, feminine form of the old Roman family name Caelius, probably from "caelum" meaning "heaven". Sometimes also used as a short form of Cecilia. Celio is the masculine form. The name was not used in the Middle Ages, and was introduced to the English-speaking world as the name of a character in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (1599). Made popular in the 1940s by actress Celia Johnson.
Celia▼ has 44 more related forms via Cecilia: Cacelia, Ceceilia, Ceceli, Cecelia▲, Ceciel, Cecil▼, Cecila, Cecile▼, Cecilea, Cecilie, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecillia, Cecily▼, Ceclia, Cecyl, Cecylia, Cee, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesilie, Cesya, Cicelie, Cici, Cicilia, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Cilly, Kekilia, Kikelia, Secelia, Seelia, Seelie, Selia and Sesilia.Kreatif forms: Colia. [more]
How popular is Celia?
Celia is a very prominent first name for females (#371 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#31426 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Celia for girls. Celia entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #158 in the U.S. then, and is at #788 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Celia and associated names. Popular related forms of Celia (#788 last year) are Cecilia (#206 last year), Selena (#346), Celeste (#467), Cecelia (#572), Sheila, Celina, Selina, Ceil, Cecil, Cecile and Cecily. These forms of Celia were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (median #575) and are somewhat less popular today (#781, ▼49%), with forms like Celia, Celeste, Cecile, Cecily and Cecil becoming somewhat outmoded. Cecelia and Selena are two of the more trendy birth names here, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for both names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Celia▼ is pronounced similarly to Ceili, Seila, Sela, Selie, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sula▼, Sylwia, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zaylia, Zelia, Zelie, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zoelie, Zola▼, Zolia and Zylia. Other suggested similar baby names are Belia, Caela, Cahlie, Caila, Cailie, Cal, Cala, Calee, Caley, Cali▲, Calie, Calla, Calli, Callia, Callie▲, Cally, Cayla▼, Caylia, Celida, Celka, Ceria, Chalia, Chel, Chela, Chele, Chelie, Chell, Chella, Chelle, Chelli, Chellie, Chelo, Chloe▲, Claea, Clea, Clelia, Cleo▼, Clio, Clo, Cloe, Coel, Cole, Coley, Collie, Csilla, Delia▼, Helia, Lelia▼, Nelia and Pelia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Celia.