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Meaning and name origin

Cecil \ce-cil\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Cecil), is pronounced SESS-ul, SEE-sul. It is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cecil is "blind; sixth". From the Roman clan name Caecilius, derived from Caecus. Also an anglicized form of a Welsh surname of a great noble family (Seissylt, from the Latin name Sextilius, from Sextus). Cecilia is the feminine form. Saint Cecilius was a priest of Carthage (third century). Cecil Rhodes was an industrialist and founder of Rhodesia in the Victorian era. Film director Cecil B. De Mille; photographer Cecil Beaton.


Variations

Cecil has 4 variant forms: Cecilio, Cecilius, Cecyl and Celio.

There is 1 feminine form of Cecil: Cecilia.


Popularity

Cecil is a very popular first name for males (#214 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3072 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cecil for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecil name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cecil and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cecilio and Cecil. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecilio, Cecil in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cecil and related baby names outside U.S.

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