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What does Cilly mean?

Cilly Pronunciation of Cilly as a name for girls means "blind; sixth". Cilly is a variant form of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh). Cilly is also a variation of Cecily (Latin, Old Welsh).



VARIANTS Selia, Seely, Seelie, Seelia, Cilia, Cili, Celie, Celia, Cela, Ceilia, Ceileigh, Ceileh, Ceilagh, Ceila

OTHER FORMS VIA CECILIA, CECILY Cecely, Ceciley, Cecilla, Cecille, Ceil, Cele, Celli, Cellie, Cicely, Cici, Cicily, Cile, Cilka, Cilla, Sile, Silke, Sisely, Sissy

(female) Ceally, ..

(male) Cille, ..

Cilly Janessa (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cilly?

Cilly is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Cilly is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Cilly (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Cecilia (#155 FROM RECENT DATA), Cecille, Cecily (#1531), Ceil, Cele, Celia (#936), Celie, Cicely and Cilla. Other variants, like Cilia, are seldom used. These forms of Cilly were at the peak of their popularity 118 years ago (AVERAGE #1424) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1624, 31%), with the version Celia becoming less trendy. Cecilia has generally been preferred by parents. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Cecille, Cecily, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Cilly is alike in pronunciation to Ceili, Salley, Salli, Sally, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Zila, Zilla and Zillah. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ally, Bailly, Billy, Cailey, Caley, Calla, Calley, Calli, Cally, Carly, Cindy, Cinny, Cissy, Coley, Colly, Corly, Csilla, Delly, Dolly, Eily, Elly, Emilly, Gilly, Hally, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kelly, Lally, Lilly, Lily, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly, Nelly, Philly, Polly, Reilly, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cilly.

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