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What does Cilly mean?

Cilly Pronunciation of Cilly [cil-ly] as a name for girls means "blind; sixth". Cilly is a variant form of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh). Cilly is also a variation of Cecily (Latin, Old Welsh).


Cilly has 14 variants: Ceila, Ceilagh, Ceileh, Ceileigh, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Celie, Cili, Cilia, Seelia, Seelie, Seely and Selia.

18 more different relations via Cecilia, Cecily: Cecely, Ceciley, Cecilla, Cecille, Ceil, Cele, Celli, Cellie, Cicely, Cici, Cicily, Cile, Cilka, Cilla, Sile, Silke, Sisely and Sissy.

Creative forms:
(female) Ceally, Cillyn, ..

(male) Cille, Cilley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cilly Charlize (C.C.), ..

How popular is Cilly?

Cilly is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Cilly is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Cilly (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#181 from recent data), Cecille, Cecily (#1181), Ceil, Cele, Celia (#858), Celie, Cicely and Cilla. Other variants, like Cilia, are seldom used. These forms of Cilly were at the peak of their popularity 115 years ago (average #1424) and have remained as common to this day (#1580, 8%), but with the version Celia becoming less trendy. Cecilia has generally been preferred by parents. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Cecille, Cecily, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Cicely, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cilly is alike in pronunciation to Ceili, Salley, Salli, Sally, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Zila, Zilla and Zillah. Other recommended names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cailey, Caley, Calla, Calley, Calli, Cally, Carly, Cindy, Cinny, Cissy, Coley, Colly, Corly, Csilla, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cilly.

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