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pinWhat does Cecil mean?

Cecil /ce-cil/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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 variants: Cecilio, Cecilius, Cecyl and Celio.

Cecil has 1 feminine form: Cecilia.

Kreatif forms: Cacil, Cecille, Clecil. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Ceri, Ciril, Cyril, Jeril, Ketil, Meril, Neil and Nevil. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cecil.