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What does Cicely mean?

Cicely Pronunciation of Cicely [ci-ce-ly] as a girls' name is pronounced SISS-a-lee. It is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cicely is "blind; sixth". The English variant of Cecily and Cecilia. Common in the Middle Ages. Actresses Cicely Courtneidge, Cicely Tyson.


Cicely has 9 variants: Cecile, Cecily, Cis, Cissie, Cissy, Sis, Sisley, Sissie and Sissy.

28 more different relations via Cecilia, Cecily: Cacelia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia, Cecely, Cecelyn, Ceciel, Cecil, Cecila, Ceciley, Cecyl, Cecyle, Cela, Cele, Cescily, Cicelie, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilla, Cilly, Seely, Sicili, Sisely and Siselya.

Creative forms:
(female) Cicela, Ciceli, ..

(male) Ciclay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cicely Katelynn (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cicely?

Cicely is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2839 out of 4276, Top 66%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cicely was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1136 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Cicely ranked in the Top 2000 are Cecelia (#544 via latest list), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#181), Cecily (#1181), Cele and Cilla. Other variants, like Cecila, are seldom used. These forms of Cicely were favored by parents 115 years ago (average #1107) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1488, down 29%), with forms such as Cecelia becoming less in vogue. Cecilia is more familiar than the rest.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecily, Cele, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cicely is alike in pronunciation to Sicilly and Sicily. Other recommended names are Aracely, Arely, Aricelly (see Araceli), Ashely, Billy, Cacey, Cadey, Caela, Cailey, Caisey, Caitey, Caley, Cally, Camela, Carel, Carely, Carey, Carly, Caroly, Catelyn, Catey, Caycey (see Casey), Charly, Chel, Chela, Chelcy, Chele, Chell, Chelo, Chels, Chelsy, Chery, Chicky, Cidney, Ciera, Cindel, Cindell, Cindl, Cindy, Cinny, Cinthy, Circe, Cissey, Cloey, Codey, Coel, Coley, Colly, Coraly, Corly, Cybel, Cybele, Eily, Emely, Emmely, Gilly, Gricely, Haely, Hilly, Janely, Jilly, Joely, Keely, Keyely, Lilly, Lily, Milly, Nately, Neely, Rozely (see Rosalie), Sarely, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cicely.

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