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What does Cilia mean?

Cilia Pronunciation of Cilia as a girls' name. Scientific term: tiny hairs that project from some cells. Can also be considered a variant of Celia, or a short form of Cecilia.



VARIANTS Silia, Sillia

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CECILIA, CELIA Cacelia, Ceceilia, Cecelia, Cecil, Cecila, Cecilea, Cecilie, Cecilija, Cecilla, Cecillia, Ceclia, Cecylia, Ceil, Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilena, Ceilia, Cela, Cele, Celia, Celie, Celli, Cellie, Cesia, Cesilie, Cesya, Cicelie, Cici, Cicilia, Cicilie, Cicily, Cile, Cili, Cilka, Cilla, Cilly, Cissie, Kekilia, Kikelia, Kikylia, Sacilia, Sasilia, Seelia, Selia, Sesilia, Sile, Sileas, Silke

(female) Cilca, ..

(male) Cilin, ..

Cilia Ariella (C.A.), ..

How popular is Cilia?

Cilia is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#49869 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Cecilia (#155 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Cecelia (#595), Celia (#936), Cecil, Ceil, Cele, Celie and Cilla are the popular alternative forms of Cilia (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other variants, like Ceila, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Cilia reached its highest in the 1900s (ADOPTION OF 0.32%) and is now significantly lower (ADOPTION 0.15%, DOWN 52.5%), with forms like Cecelia going out of style. Cecilia is the most trendy girl name here. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecilia, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cilia is pronounced similarly to Ceila, Ceileh, Ceilia, Celie, Cilla, Cilly, Seelia, Seila, Sela, Selie, Siliya, Silliya, Sula, Xyla, Zailie, Zalia, Zaylia, Zelia, Zelie, Zila, Zilla, Zillah, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended sound-alike names are Airlia, Alia, Allia, Belia, Caila, Cailie, Cailin, Cala, Cali, Calie, Calin, Calla, Callia, Catia, Caylia, Ceclia, Cesia, Chalia, Ciana, Ciara, Cieria, Cile, Cilka, Cima, Cintia, Cira, Clea, Clio, Csilla, Cytia (see Cynthia), Filia, Gilia, Halia, Helia, Illia, Kiria, Lalia, Lidia, Lilia, Livia, Nibia, Nidia, Nikia, Philia, Silvia, Siria, Tulia, Vinia, Vivia and Zinia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cilia.