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What does Sissy mean?

Sissy Pronunciation of Sissy [sis-sy] as a girls' name. Diminutive form of Cecilia (Latin) "blind one". Also a common nickname for a sister. Actress Sissy Spacek.


Sissy has 8 variants: Cissee, Cissey, Cissi, Cissie, Cissy, Sissee, Sissey and Sissie.

Affiliated girl names: Cecily and Cicely.

10 more different relations via Cecilia: Cilly, Seely, Sessily, Sile, Silke, Siseel, Sisely, Siselya, Sisile and Sissela.

Creative forms:
(female) Seasy, Sissea, ..

(male) Sissi, Sisso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sissy Deborah (S.D.), ..

How popular is Sissy?

Sissy is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Sissy is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cecilia (#181 via latest list), Cecily (#1181) and Cicely are the prominent alternative forms of Sissy (not ranked). These relations of Sissy were favored today (average #1120). Cecilia is the most chic name for newborns among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Cecily, Cicely in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sissy is pronounced similarly to Sasa, Sessy, Susee, Susi, Susie, Susy and Suzy. Other suggested similar names are Bessy, Cassy, Crissy, Essy, Gipsy, Issy, Jessy, Kassy, Kessy, Krissy, Lissy, Missy, Nessy, Prissy, Signy, Silvy, Sindy, Sinny, Sinty, Sis, Sisley, Stasy and Tessy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sissy.

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