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What does Cicely mean?

Cicely Pronunciation of Cicely as a girls' name is pronounced SISS-a-lee. It is of Latin and Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Cicely is "blind; sixth". The English variant of Cecily and Cecilia. Common in the Middle Ages. Actresses Cicely Courtneidge, Cicely Tyson.



VARIANTS Cecile, Cecily, Cis, Cissie, Cissy, Sis, Sisley, Sissie, Sissy

OTHER FORMS VIA CECILIA, CECILY Cacelia, Ceceley, Ceceli, Cecelia, Cecely, Cecelyn, Ceciel, Cecil, Cecila, Ceciley, Cecyl, Cecyle, Cela, Cele, Cescily, Cicelie, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilla, Cilly, Seely, Sicili, Sisely, Siselya



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How popular is Cicely?

Cicely is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2839 out of 4276, Top 66%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cicely was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #1136 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Cicely ranked in the Top 2000 are Cecelia (#595 VIA LATEST LIST), Cecil, Cecile, Cecilia (#155), Cecily (#1531), Cele and Cilla. Other variants, like Cecila, are seldom used. These forms of Cicely were favored by parents 118 years ago (AVERAGE #1107) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1535, DOWN 46.8%), with forms such as Cecelia becoming less in vogue. Cecilia is more familiar than the rest.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecily, Cele, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cicely is alike in pronunciation to Sicilly and Sicily. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aracely, Arely, Aricelly (see Araceli), Ashely, Billy, Cacey, Cadey, Caela, Cailey, Caisey, Caitey, Caley, Cally, Camela, Carel, Carely, Carey, Carly, Caroly, Catelyn, Catey, Caycey (see Casey), Charly, Chel, Chela, Chelcy, Chele, Chell, Chelo, Chels, Chelsy, Chery, Chicky, Cidney, Ciera, Cindel, Cindell, Cindl, Cindy, Cinny, Cinthy, Circe, Cissey, Cloey, Codey, Coel, Coley, Colly, Coraly, Corly, Cybel, Cybele, Eily, Emely, Emmely, Gilly, Gricely, Haely, Hilly, Janely, Jilly, Joely, Keely, Keyely, Lilly, Lily, Milly, Nately, Neely, Rozely (see Rosalie), Sarely, Tilly and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cicely.

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