What does Celia mean?
Celia [celia] as a girls' 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Cerlia, Solia, ..
(male) Ceal, Celey, .. Middle name pairings:
Celia Cori (C.C.), ..
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)
Celia entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #158 in the U.S. then, and is at #858 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Celia (#858 last year) are Cecilia (#181 last year), Selena (#321), Celeste (#499), Cecelia (#544), Selina (#1140), Cecily (#1181), Celina (#1361), Sheila (#1700), Cilla, Cecil, Celie, Cele, Cecile and Ceil. These forms of Celia were at the apex of their popularity in 1995 (median #1111) and are somewhat less popular today (#1319, ▼37%), with forms like Cecil becoming somewhat outmoded. Cecilia is the most trendy birth name here.
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 names are Abelia, Alia▲, Belia, Caela, Cala, Cali▲, Calie, Calla, Callia, Caylia, Cedra, Celenia, Celesia, Celida, Celine, Celka, Cerea, Ceria, Cerian, Cerisa, Chalia, Chela, Chelie, Chella, Chelsia, Clea, Clelia, Clio, Colina, Crecia, Decia, Delia▼, Demia, Denia, Emelia▲, Helia, Hellia, Julia▼, Keelia, Lelia▼, Lilia▲, Malia, Melia, Nelia, Ofelia, Ovelia, Pelia, Phelia, Ubelia, Udelia (see Odele) and Yulia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Celia.See names in meaning and etymology.