CELIA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: SEEL-yə (English), SEE-lee-ə (English), THE-lyah (Spanish), SE-lyah (Latin American Spanish), CHE-lyah (Italian)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Cece, Sissy, Cissy, Sissie (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Celio (Spanish), Celio (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Caelia (Ancient Roman), Cila (Croatian), Cille, Silje, Sille (Danish), Cilla, Silke (Dutch), Silja (Finnish), Silke, Zilla (German), Cili (Hungarian), Silje (Norwegian), Célia (Portuguese), Cila, Cilka (Slovene), Cilla (Swedish)
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