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A Norwegian form of Cecilia is Sissela.
Ylva  8/14/2005
Cecila was the name of one of the Lisbon sisters in the film and novel, The Virgin Suicides.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2005
"Cecilia" is also the name of a song by Simon & Garfunkel. It is a common name in Sweden, most girls go by pet names Cissi or Cilla.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
The legend says that an angel fell in love with Cecilia for her musical skill, and nightly brought her roses from paradise. Her husband saw the angel-visitant, who gave to both a crown of martyrdom.
wiswina  12/20/2005
Cecilia is a beautiful name, even though it is long and very old fashioned. It makes me think of a pretty, young Victorian lady.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2006
The thriller Dark Water has a character with the name, shortened to Ceci.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
Cecilia is a character on 7th Heaven.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2006
Cecilia (or at least, a variant Cecilie) is the name of a character in the anime series Kyou Kara Maou.
Lyzz  6/16/2006
Cecilia is a very beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2006
Cecilia is the name of Tom Riddle senior's girlfriend in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before Voldemort's mother Merope tricked Tom Senior into falling in love with her.
Jeana Bradbury  8/15/2006
Cecilia is a very pretty name. If I ever have a little girl I think I will name her Cecilia and call her Celia for short!
Philippa  9/12/2006
Opera singer Cecilia Bartoli bears this name, and Cecilia Tallis is one of the main characters in Ian McEwan's novel "Atonement".
Celeste  9/15/2006
Cecilia is a vibrant, gorgeous name. Simon and Garfunkel have a song called "Cecilia."
tmarie  9/16/2006
Cecilia is a very beautiful name, I am surprised it isn't used as often. I like the nicknames Celia or Cece.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2006
I love this name, although I prefer to spell it: Cecilla, because it reminds me more of how it is pronounced. Say seal ya/yuh. Everytime I hear this name, I want to sing the Simon and Garfunkel song, which isn't a bad thing because that song is quite good.
roxhai  3/6/2007
Cecilia (Sissy) Jupe is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Hard Times."
Kate  5/6/2007
Cecilia is also the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 22th November.
Ronja  6/26/2007
In Dickens's novel "Hard Times" the character named Cecilia Jupe is known as Cissy, except at her school, where frivolity is discouraged. She is a vibrant, attractive girl and Dickens shows her as having a better life than the dull, fact-based lives of most of the characters; her very decorative name underlines this.
Anneza  8/10/2007
Cecilia Tallis is one of the main characters in Ian McEwan's tragic love story and tale of redemption "Atonement". She will be played by Keira Knightley in the upcoming film. This is hands down my favorite name.
BackFromtheDead  11/24/2007
I love this name! It is so elegant sounding but yet is not going overboard. I like it even better with an accent aigou (It's on the end of Renee and cliche) so there is an "Ay" sound. The name would be pronnounced Say-seal-yah).
bunnygirl  1/19/2008
I just read the script to Atonement, and loved Keira Knightley in the adaption of my favorite book, Pride and Predjudice, so now I'm obsessed with the beauty of this name. If it wasn't slightly difficult to say, I'd replace Sophia with this!
joli_dans_titre1  1/25/2008
This is a beautiful name, and it sounds nicely classy and sort of romantic without being too cutesy or anything. It has some sort of an esthetic quality to it. I personally wouldn't use any martyr or saint names, though.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
Cecilia is a child character in Runefactory, a Fantasy Harvest Moon. In Runefactory2 she is a marriage candidate. In the first runefactory her nickname was "Ceci" (Cee-cee).
RadishQueen  7/28/2008
I've read on many other websites that Cecilia does not mean "blind", it means "leader of the blind". José Saramago, author of the Nobel Prize winning novel "Blindness" almost named the main character Cecilia, because she is the only person who can see after a city is struck by an epidemic of blindness. He later decided to not give the characters names, and called the main character The Doctor's Wife instead. Julianne Moore will play her in the upcoming movie.
Clytemnestra  9/14/2008
Cecilia was a character in the telenovela 'Carita de Angel'. I think the name is a beautiful, elegant, classy-sounding one.
Diamante04  1/24/2009
Listen to the German pronunciation of Cecilia here:
_satu_  5/11/2009
Lovely name, tragic about the meaning and story though. :D
walesgal92  6/27/2009
You would think this name would be popular among musicians, especially those who are Catholic, due to it being the name of the patron saint of music. I think this is a beautiful name and would definitely consider it for a child of mine. I love the ancient, classic, elegant vibe it gives off.
britto08  10/10/2009
Well my confirmation name is Cecilia because I was named after my grandmother. St. Cecilia was the patron saint of music and the name sounds very light, feminine, and delicate to me.
iceskater735  11/19/2009
I really like this name; it has this lilting way of rolling off your tongue. It's soft and feminine without being overly-used, but at the same time, it could also have an air of toughness.

The problem, though, is that I'm in the bio field - where "cilia" are microscopic hairs, which, in humans, are found in the windpipe. Where they, ah, beat in waves to sweep mucus and dirt out of your lungs. Unfortunately, that's what I always see when I read the name in print.
Diest  2/11/2010
Many English poets wrote 'Odes for St Cecilia' including John Dryden. Handel famously set it to music.
Anton  3/11/2010
Cecilia Marie Halpert is Jim and Pam's baby on "The Office."
Liesl  10/8/2010
Very beautiful! Sad meaning though.
Chrila96  11/30/2010
Cecilia is the birth name of nineties singer CeCe Peniston.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2011
Cecilia Peck, an actress and daughter of legendary late actor, Gregory Peck.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2011
CNN anchor and reporter Soledad O'Brien has a daughter named Cecilia, born in 2002.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
Cecilia Reyes is a fictional Afro-Latino character from Marvel Comics.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2011
Cecilia is one of the three middle names of Irish pop singer Samantha Mumba.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2011
I love my name, Cecilia. But when I was younger it was a different story. I used to hate my name. I remember being jealous of the other black girls that had names like LaKeisha, Shanika, Tamika, LaShonda and so on. I thought their names were cooler than mine. I felt left out because I felt like the only black girl with a unique, uncommon name that I thought no one have heard of. I so badly wanted my name to be Shonda. But as I got older, I started loving my name, because people would compliment on beautiful it is, and I'm also starting to notice more girls with the name Cecilia.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2011
Cecilia "C.C." Carol Bloom was a character played by Bette Midler in the movie, Beaches.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2011
A couple more:

Cecilia Bolocco from Chile, who was crowned Miss Universe in 1987.

Cecilia Roth, an Argentine actress.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2011
Mexican actresses Cecilia Gabriela and Cecilia Suarez.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2011
Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actress.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2011
Not only does CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien has a daughter named Cecilia, she also has an older sister named Cecilia too.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2011
Cecilia Valdes was a main character from a 19th century Latin American novel, her name as the title by Cuban author Cirilo Villaverde.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2011
Cecilia Mansilla was a contestant on the thirteenth season of the reality show Survivor, called Survivor: Cook Islands.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2011
Chinese-American actress Lucy Liu's mother's name is Cecilia Liu.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2011
Cecilia Mwangi, who was crowned Miss World Kenya in 2005.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2011
Colombian-born, Norwegian female boxer, Cecilia Braekhus is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2011
I'm from Norway and I have never heard of Sissela as a Norwegian name as stated by a user above, but Cecilia is Norwegian too although Cecilie is used more.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2011
Cuban and Mexican actress Amalia Aguilar has a sister by this name.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2011
In two words, it is a lovely, fun name. The diminutives are catchy and cute. My favorite one, that isn't listed, is "Cici".
Stewie_Griffin  9/8/2011
Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) was an American painter.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
Cecilia Biagioli, an Argentine Olympic swimmer.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2011
Cecilia Santiago, who plays in Mexican women's football. She plays in goalkeeper position.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2011
Maria Cecilia Rognoni, mostly known as Cecilia Rognoni, a female Olympic field hockey player from Argentina.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2011
Cecilia of Normandy was the oldest daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders.
CarolinW  6/6/2012
Cecilia (1611-1644) was the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and his wife Maria Anna of Bavaria.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Cecilia Delphine Walton (b. 2012 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of American actors Majandra Delfino and David Walton.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2012
Actor James Earl Jones' wife is named Cecilia Hart. She is also an actress.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2012
In Icelandic this name is used in the form of Silja.
silverbiscuit  12/2/2012
I really really love this name, as well as many of its other forms, but I can never decide how I feel about the pronunciation. Personally, I can overlook that, but my sister thinks it sounds hideous, which I find to be kind of sad. It's so pretty.
I've also heard it said that this name can mean "blind to ones own beauty".
Sabella Authoress  1/31/2013
Cecilia Baffo (1525-1583) was the Italian-born wife of Ottoman sultan Selim II. Usually, she is known as Nurbanu Sultan - the name she took upon entering the Ottoman court.
Buneary  5/9/2013
This name has grown on me. I like Cecelia too, but this spelling seems to be more popular. I also really like the nickname cici, I think it's adorable and sweet without being too childish :)
Oohvintage  5/29/2013
My name is Cecilia but I use Cessy instead due to the constant misspelling of my name. Its easier to say Cessy as in "Messy" but with a "C" than to have to spell Cecilia out and people still get it wrong. It also means blind, legless reptile which deeply saddened me. It reminded me of the brass snake on the pole that Moses held up in the desert! Obviously names are of importance to God since he changed Simons to Peter and Sauls to Paul. We will be given a name on a white stone... I wonder what name He will choose for me (:
Beauty123  2/19/2014
Canadian-born American actress, Cecilia Parker (1914-1993) was a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2014
Beautiful name but not a very nice meaning. Still, if meaning of names aren't that important to you, it shouldn't deter you from using the name- it's gorgeous. I would personally prefer Celia though, which is similar-sounding to Cecilia, more straightforward to spell (since Cecilia can also be Cecelia) and short, and has a completely different meaning which means "heavenly" (good meaning, yay!).
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
ABC News correspondent, Cecilia Vega.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2014
Kenyan pop singer Amani birth name Cecilia Wairimu.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2014
Famous singer and drummer Sheila E.'s middle name is Cecilia.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2014
The daughter of Jim and Pam on "The Office" was Cecilia... so beautiful, cute and playful like their love!
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
Adorable, strong and feminine, one of the best girls names out there...
― Anonymous User  2/8/2015
The song "Cecilia and the Satellite" by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, was written for the lead singer's daughter Cecilia.
marlene.y.a  5/16/2015
In Latin, this name means "blinded" lol.
pasie  7/28/2015
The song 'Oh Cecilia' by Simon Garfunkel, repeated by poprock band The Vamps.
helloadele  11/30/2015
One of my trans friends chose the name Cecilia for herself. I would certainly name a child Cecilia (or maybe Celia, her nickname) in her honor. It's honestly such a nice name.
actingfun  1/30/2016
I was named Cecilia and I grew up absolutely hating the name for 3 reasons. 1.) it means "blind"; 2.) the Simon and Garfunkel song which insinuated Cecilia was rather promiscuous; 3.) it was unusual and I didn't want an unusual name. I am of half Swedish descent and it wasn't until my junior year in high school did I start to relax a little about the name. This was because a sweet and pretty Swedish exchange student named Cecilia, spelled the same way as my name, came to our school for a year. We became fast friends and I felt less different. Apparently it's more common in Scandinavia. Nonetheless I started to go by "Celia", which means "heavenly", in college and it has stayed that way. I even had it legally changed to Celia. Inevitably people I meet sometimes call me Cecilia, although these days I don't rush to correct them as I have in the past. It must be middle age, LOL! I do like the sound of both names so I don't care as much anymore.
cammarquis  4/19/2016
Fashion designer Vera Wang has an adopted daughter named Cecilia who was born in 1990.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2016
It's also pronounced Se SILL ya, in England at least.
Tisiphone  9/18/2016
Actor John Travolta's mother's middle name was Cecilia.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2017
Cecilia Gessa is a Spanish actress and former pornographic actress best known by the stage name Celia Blanco. She was trained in the school of film and television “Estudio Recabarren”, continuing her studies in verse with Yayo Cáceres and with the theatre company “Simpañía”. She was formed in singing and dancing by Óscar Mingorance and Karen Taff. Besides, she carried out acting training with Jo Kelly. On cinema, she has taken part in the collective film Sequence, sponsored by Montxo Armendariz (included in the short-film “Vigilantes” of Hermanos Prada). Currently, she has waiting to release the movie “Hambre” of Manu Herrera and she will participate in Bloody West, the first feature film of Manuel Velasco. On television, we can highlight their interventions in series such as “Impares”, “Bicho Malo” and “RIS Científica” In theatre she has taken part, among others, in plays such as “El Comedor” directed by Eduardo Recabarren; “El diario de Ana Frank” directed by Daniel Gacía; “¿Está ocupada esta silla?” and “Todo a su tiempo, cósmico” directed both of them by Max Lemcke; and “¡Ay, que me viene!” directed by Carlos Bardem. She combines her work as actress with the direction and management of Gessas’ Events Company. Furthermore, in 2009 she was awarded in Colombia with the Zootropo Prize as best actress.
cutenose  3/4/2017
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Cecilia are female.
Also Bulgarian, Portuguese and Romanian.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Cecilia Carmen Linda Brækhus is a Norwegian professional boxer and former kickboxer. In boxing she has reigned as the undisputed female welterweight champion since 2014, and is the first woman in any weight class to hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles simultaneously. Additionally she is only the third boxer in history, female or male, to hold all four titles simultaneously, after Bernard Hopkins and Jermain Taylor.
cutenose  6/6/2017
Cecilia Alvear was an Ecuadorian-born American journalist in television news and the former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, was a Field Producer with NBC Network News in Burbank, California.
cutenose  7/22/2017
Actress Cecilia Balagot is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2017
Ceci is a nickname I use for the name Cecilia.
SomeoneNew  2/6/2018
If you're a fan of the foo fighters, they have a really good song called "Saint Cecilia". I love this name!
browneyedcanadian  4/2/2018

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