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Celia meaning and name origin

Celia \ce-lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced SEEL-yah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Celia is "heaven". 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 4 variant forms: Ceil, Cele, Celie and Fecelia.

For more information, see also related names Celina, Cilia, Selena, Selina, Sheila and Celeste.

Celia is also pronounced similarly to Ceila, Ceili, Ceilia, Cela, Cili, Cilla, Seelia, Sela, Selia, Selie, Silia, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zelie, Zolia and Zylia. Other suggested similar baby names are Belia, Caela, Cala, Cali, Calie, Calla, Callia, Caylia, Ceclia, Celida, Celka, Celli, Cellie, Ceria, Cesia, Chalia, Chela, Chelie, Chella, Clea, Clelia, Clio, Delia, Helia, Lelia, Melia, Nelia and Pelia.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Celia.


Popularity of Celia

Celia is a very popular first name for females (#371 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29207 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Celia name in U.S.
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