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:
(male) Cecilley, Clecil, ..
(female) Cecilli, Cecol, ..
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 #71 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #1595 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
The only other prominent alternative form of Cecil (#1595 a year ago) is Cecilio. These relations of Cecil were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.3%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the form Cecil becoming less trendy.