Given Name CELIA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: SEEL-yə (English), SEE-lee-ə (English), THE-lya (European Spanish), SE-lya (Latin American Spanish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman family name CAELIUS. Shakespeare used it in his play 'As You Like It' (1599), which introduced the name to the English-speaking public at large. It is sometimes used as a short form of CECILIA.

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VARIANTS: Cece, Cissy, Sissie, Sissy (English)
MASCULINE FORM: Cecil (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Caecilia, Caelia (Ancient Roman), Cecilija (Croatian), Cecilie, Cecílie (Czech), Cecilie, Cecilia, Cille, Silje, Sille (Danish), Cécile, Cecilia, Cilla, Silke (Dutch), Cecilia, Silja (Finnish), Cécile (French), Cäcilia, Cäcilie, Caecilia, Cecilia, Silke, Zilla (German), Cecília, Cili (Hungarian), Sheila, Síle (Irish), Cecilia (Italian), Cecilie, Cecilia, Silje (Norwegian), Cecylia (Polish), Cecília, Célia, Cila (Portuguese), Cecilia (Romanian), Tsetsiliya (Russian), Sìleas (Scottish), Cecília (Slovak), Cecilija, Cilka (Slovene), Cecilia, Cilla (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Célia
USER SUBMISSION: Cèlia
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