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Cecil (girl)

What does Cecil mean?

Cecil Pronunciation of Cecil as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Cecil) means "blind; sixth". Cecil is a variant form of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh).



VARIANTS Sisile, Siseel, Sessile, Cecyle, Cecyl, Cecille, Cecile

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CECILIA Ceceilia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia, Cecely, Cecelyn, Ceciel, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilie, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecillia, Cecily, Ceclia, Cecylia, Cee, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cescily, Cesia, Cesilie, Cesya, Cicely, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Selia

(female) Cecol, ..

(male) Cecar, ..

Cecil Royal (C.R.), ..

How popular is Cecil?

Cecil is a very prominent first name for women (#1338 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#2804 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cecil reached its top rank of #284 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecil name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Cecil are Cecelia (#595 LAST YEAR), Cecile, Cecilia (#155), Cecille, Cecily (#1531), Ceil, Cele, Celia (#936), Celie and Cicely. Other forms, like Cee, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Cecil reached its most widespread in the 1900s (AVERAGE #1050) and has become significantly less since (#1565, 57.6% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Celia becoming less stylish. Cecilia has historically been preferred by parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecil, Cecelia, Cecile, Cecilia, Cecille in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecily, Ceil, Cele, Celia, Celie, Cicely in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Beril, Caci, Cacia, Cacie, Ceili, Ceri, Ceria, Crecia, Cybil and Teil. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cecil.

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