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Cecil 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.
Cecil has 4 variant forms: Cecilio, Cecilius, Cecyl and Celio.
Baby names that sound like Cecil are Sicily and Sicilly.
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Popularity of Cecil
Cecil is a very popular first name for men (#214 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3072 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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