Cecilia name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Cecilia

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  1. According to a user from Colorado, U.S., the name Cecilia means "Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music. And yes her name means blind".
  2. According to a user from Australia, the name Cecilia is of Latin origin and means "Blind, musical, saint".
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Cecilia is of Latin origin and means "It is usually said to mean 'blind' but the actual latin name origin says 'Her who gives to see'".
  4. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Cecilia means "Blind" and is of Latin origin.
  5. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Cecilia is of Latin origin and means "Blind, holy lilly".
  6. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Cecilia means "Blinded by my own beauty".
  7. A user from Utah, U.S. says the name Cecilia is of Latin origin and means "Latin coccus meaning 'blind'. French 'Blind One' , 'one of the shining light', or 'one of the world'. 'Martyr' attached after St. Cecilia".
  8. According to 3 people from Tanzania, United Republic of and the United States, the name Cecilia is of English / Mexican origin and means "Saint".
  9. According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Cecilia is of Filipino (Philippines) origin and means "Strong person".
  10. According to a user from Sweden, the name Cecilia is of Latin origin and means "It's a old family name from the roman plebeian clan, Caecilii. They claimed that their name came from a mythical person Caeculus, a son of Vulcan the god of fire".
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From Latin Caecilia, feminine form of Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from the byname caecus (“blind”). Popularized by Saint Cecilia, third century Roman martyr, the patron saint of music.

  1. A female given name from Latin.

Cecilia was also found in the following language(s): German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Cecilia

Notable Persons Named Cecilia

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung is a cantopop writer. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Cecilia was born on May 24th, 1980 in Hong Kong.

Cecilia Brækhus

Cecilia was born on September 28th, 1981 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker was a model and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 1970. Suzy was given the name Cecilia Ann Renee Parker on October 28th, 1932 in Long Island City, New York, U.S. Suzy is also known as Suzy Parker Dillman. She died on May 3rd, 2003.

Cecilia Hart

Cecilia was born on February 19th, 1948 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S. Cecilia is also known as C.C. Jones.

Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström is a European Commissioner for Trade, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Minister for European Union Affairs, List of European Commission portfolios, and Minister for EU Affairs (Sweden). Cecilia was born on May 15th, 1968 in Stockholm.

The Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

The was given the name Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck by her parents Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (priest) and Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck on September 11th, 1862 in Belgravia, London. She died on June 23rd, 1938.

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  • Cecilia Bartoli
    Opera Singer
  • Cécilia Attias
  • Cecilia Roth
  • Cecilia Vega
  • Cecilia Bolocco
  • Cecilia Gallerani
  • Cecilia Beaux
  • Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
    Filipino Writer
  • Cecilia Muñoz
    Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Cecilia Underwood
  • Cecilia
  • Cecilia Suárez
  • Cecilia Nilsson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cecilia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia is a saint. She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. Saint was born in 2 in Rome.


Cecilia was a musician. Cecilia was given the name Evangelina Sobredo Galanes on October 11th, 1948 in El Pardo, Madrid, Spain. Cecilia is also known as Cecilia. She died on August 2nd, 1976.

Princess Cecilia

Princess Cecilia was royalty. She holds the title Grand Duchess of Oldenburg and Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. Her career lasted from 1831 to 1844. Princess was born as the child of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and Frederica of Baden on June 22nd, 1807 in Stockholm, Sweden. She breathed her last breath on January 27th, 1844.


Her career lasted from 1997 to 2014. MARTHA was given the name Maribeth Hamoy on May 13th, 1953 in Dapitan. She passed away on December 8th, 2014.

Napoleon La Cecilia

Napoleon was born in 1835. He breathed his last breath in 1878.

Fredy Cecilia

Fredy Cecilia is an athlete for the América de Chimaltenango.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cecilia U.S.
  White 34.62% 64.26%
  African American 4.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cecilia

People with the last name Cecilia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cecilia

  • What name lists does Cecilia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cecilia? Cecilia is the 657th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cecilia was the 68,770th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cecilia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 98,861 babies born with the first name Cecilia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cecilia to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cecilia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 44 new born babies.
  • When was Cecilia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cecilia is Wednesday, February 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cecilia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cecilia was in 2019 with a total of 1,848 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cecilia!
  • Random Cecilia Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cecilia ranks 34th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 8 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Cecilia: The name spelled backwards is Ailicec. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ccaiiel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cecilia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 286 people with the last name Cecilia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cecilia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cecilia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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