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What does Sesilia mean?

Sesilia \s(e)-si-lia\ as a name for girls is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and Sesilia means "blind; sixth". Sesilia is a variant of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh): the name came from the Welsh name Seissylt meaning "sixth". Seldom used as a name for newborns.


Sesilia has 29 variants: Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilie, Cecily, Cecylia, Cescelie, Cescily, Cesilie, Cicelie, Cicely, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Sacilia, Sasilia, Sasilie, Secelia, Sessaley, Sesseelya, Sessilly, Sessily, Sisiliya and Sissela.

Sesilia has 41 more related forms via Cecilia: Cacelia, Cecil, Cecile, Ceciliane, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecille, Cecillia, Ceclia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesya, Cili, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Kekilia, Kikelia, Kikylia, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Selia, Sessile, Sheila, Sile, Sileas, Silke, Sisely, Siselya, Sisile and Sissie.


Sesilia is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Sesilia is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Sesilia and related names. Cecilia (#206 a year ago), Cecelia (#572), Celia (#788), Sheila, Ceil, Cecily, Cecile and Cecil are the popular alternative forms of Sesilia (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Celia, Sheila, Cecily, Cecile and Cecil becoming somewhat outmoded. Cecelia (#572) is the most chic name for newborns here, with this name having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia, Cecily, Ceil, Celia, Sheila in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sesilia is alike in pronunciation to Sicilia. Like Sesilia, this name is not frequently used.