Cecilia - girls name

Cecilia name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Cecilia name meaning:

The name Cecilia is of Latin origin and holds a significant meaning. Derived from the Roman family name Caecilius, it is believed to have originated from the Latin word "caecus" which means "blind" or "dim-sighted." However, the name Cecilia itself is associated with the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia. As a result, it is often linked to the arts and creativity.

The name Cecilia carries various connotations and symbolizes different qualities. It represents strength and resilience, as well as a deep appreciation for beauty and harmony. Individuals named Cecilia are often regarded as talented, artistic, and possessing a natural affinity for music. They tend to have a gentle and kind nature, with a strong sense of intuition and empathy. Cecilia is a name that embodies both a strong historical background and an association with creativity, making it a timeless and meaningful choice for parents seeking a name for their daughter.

Origin: Latin



Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Cecilia , Cece , Cecilie , Cecily , Celia , Celie, Cicely , Cicily, Cili, Ciss, Cissie, Cissy , Sheelah, Shelagh, Sisley, Sissie, Sissy

Other girls names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 303 out of 5581

155 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (442)

Historical popularity of Cecilia

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