What does Cecil mean?
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.
Cecil has 1 feminine form: Cecilia.Kreatif forms: Cacil, Cecille, Clecil. [more]
How popular is Cecil?
Cecil is a very prominent first name for males (#214 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2804 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Cecil for boys. Cecil reached its apex position of #70 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
The only other prominent alternative form of Cecil is Cecilio. These relations of Cecil were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the form Cecil becoming less trendy.