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The name Celia was given to 339 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Celia are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright, screenwriter and librettist who writes in Irish and English. Celia de Fréine was born in Newtownards, County Down. At an early age she moved with her family to Dublin, maintaining strong links with her extended family in the North. She was educated at University College Dublin and Lancaster University. She has worked as a Civil Servant and as a teacher and now divides her time between Dublin and Connemara.
cutenose  5/4/2017
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Not bad. Immediately brings Monsters, Inc. To mind, and also cilia.
I think Cecilia and Cecile are much nicer.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  2/28/2017
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Famous bearer of this name is model Celia Kay.
lilolaf  1/25/2017
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Lol, so many good comments. I am a Celia. My family and close friends call me Seal which I love. I get the Cecilia thing too - I usually answer with "Ba-bob - did I stutter? How about you Ka-karl? Did I stutter?" I get laughs and no one says it wrong again.

I'm glad it's classic and uncommon, made school easier. I also am artistic, zany and unabashed - I think it suits me quite well.

And no - it is not a made up name! I get that a lot.

I hear it is making a comeback because many classic names are so common. It is an old lady name, but still.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2016
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There is a song by Simon and Garfunkle called Cecilia. You know the one, Oh Cecelia, you're breaking my heart...
Crookshanks  8/23/2016
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I love this name! My first born daughter is named Celia and when she says it I am always amazed at how beautiful it sounds coming from her mouth! She is just as beautiful as her name! I can't think of a better name for her! Thank you for the poem anonymous! It's so beautiful and for sure I will be sending it to my daughter! For anyone thinking of naming your baby Celia... Do it! No matter how you say it... your child will say it the best and the most beautifully! ;)
behindmyname1213  5/2/2016
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A famous fictional Celia is Mike's girlfriend in the Disney Pixar movie "Monsters, Inc." I can't believe someone hasn't mentioned her. She is a one-eyed secretary with snakes for hair. I like the name, it's very pretty.
THErockLady  2/1/2016
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Beautiful, classic, literary, and not too common!
― Anonymous User  8/25/2015
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I can't stand the name Celia. I hate the sound of it. Bleh! >:/
― Anonymous User  12/16/2014
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Actually, I've changed my mind about the name Celia. I think it sounds very pretty and cute! You never expect names that you originally dislike to grow on you! ^_^
― Anonymous User  7/25/2015
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Celia Hills (also known as Otonashi Haruna) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2014
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This is a name I absolutely can't stand, sorry!

However, I really like Cecilia.
fugfacedmermaid  11/28/2014
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My name is Celia. Mine is supposed to be pronounced as "sel yah" but most people pronounce it as "seel yah". I used to correct people when they mispronounced it, but I don't anymore. Eventually I got used to "seel yah".
FYI, there's a poem by Ben Jonson called "Song to Celia":

Song: to Celia [“Drink to me only with thine eyes”]
BY BEN JONSON

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope, that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent’st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2014
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Celia de Bohun/Celia Marsden is the protagonist of Anya Seton's novel Green Darkness.
shadow1999  1/15/2014
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Terrible old lady name. It reminds me of cilia (microscopic hair-like structures found in places like your intestine).
― Anonymous User  10/18/2013
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There is a YA novel titled 'Feeling Sorry for Celia' by Jaclyn Moriarty.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2013
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Celia Fiennes (1662-1741), a plucky unmarried lady from a noble English family, who between 1684 and 1703 travelled the length and breadth of England sidesaddle on her horse, and wrote about her impressions of the localities she saw.
Just Jonquil  2/18/2013
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I have loved this name since I saw it in a video game when I was a kid! If I ever have a daughter, this will be her name! It's the most beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2013
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Celia Bowen was one of the main characters in Erin Morgenstern's beautifully written 2011 novel 'The Night Circus.'
fairy lights  7/4/2012
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The fact that the first syllable of this name sounds like the word 'seal' used to be slightly off-putting to me, but the name has grown on me and I rather like it now. I also think that it can stand on its own and doesn't have to be a nickname for anything.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2012
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Celia Ammerman was a contestant on the 12th season of "America's Next Top Model".
― Anonymous User  3/11/2012
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I love this name! I first saw it in Shakespeare's work "As You Like It" and fell in love! I second that it's "elegant and artistic" and it would be great with the middle name Olive. It could also be used as a feminine version of Seeley, in honor of Seeley Booth from the TV show BONES.
Meapergirl  12/18/2011
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Celia is a beautiful, classical name. It reminds me of someone who would be elegant and artistic.
Hushpuppy  11/16/2011
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Celia Keenan-Bolger is an American stage actress. She was nominated for a Tony for her role in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and played Éponine in the 2006 Broadway revival of Les Misérables.
faelivrin  10/22/2011
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This name has been ruined for me ever since reading "The Lady's Dressing Room" by Jonathan Swift, where the girl Celia is described in the most disgusting ways.
Diest  9/25/2011
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Celia Bradley was a child character from the Disney movie, The Apple Dumpling Gang.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2011
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This is really pretty!
Joy12  5/4/2011
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My name is Celia and people always have trouble pronouncing it. I always get called CeCilia or Cee-lee or some variation of the two. It gets frustrating, but I love my name. It's unique, because you don't meet many Celias.
sobriquet87  4/13/2010
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Celia (also Cecilia, Latin Sancta Caecilia) is the patron saint of musicians and church music. Her saint day is 22nd November.
Wendy Wheeler  11/15/2009
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I'm using this name for my story because it is overly beautiful. She is called Cici though. She pronounces it "Seel-E-uh".
italiannames  10/31/2009
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This is a Polish variant, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
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Celia can also be used as a short form of Lucille.

In Limburgish, the name Celia is also used - but nearly always as a short form of Cecilia.
Lucille  10/18/2008
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The anonymous guy was right. "Cecelia?" No. Celia. "Cecelia?" No. Celia.
I hate the name Cecelia. Sounds like a disease or like you have a stutter. Love the name Celia.
amishigloo  6/25/2008
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It's a pretty name, but I prefer Cecilia. This is easily the best nickname for a Cecilia. I can't stand Cissy.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
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I happen to like this name. It is my middle name. I pronounce it like SEAL-YAH.
kcp123  4/9/2008
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I've always pronounced it CHEL-ya. I think it's prettier than See-lee-a, but to each his own. :)
rain-angel03  3/23/2008
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This is one of my favorite names. It's heard of, but rather uncommon and its got a cute meaning. I absolutely love the Italian pronunciation, but if you don't have the accent it kind of butchers it. I'm surprised it isn't more popular (and glad), I much prefer it to Cecelia.
pandasayscynical  12/22/2007
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If you name a girl Celia, people will always say 'Cecelia?' and you will have to answer 'No. Just Celia' EVERY TIME. It's a beautiful name, but you have been warned.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2007
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I pronounce this as SEEL-yah, it's easier to say.
dreadfulxsorry  1/31/2007
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Célie is the French form of the name.
lillinparadise  1/29/2007
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Celia Rees is a novelist who has written timeless novels such as 'Witch Child', 'Sorceress' and 'Pirates'. She is a truly talented author, and her books are really well written.
Surreal  1/13/2007
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A couple of other literary bearers: a character in _Capulets and Montagues_ a famous early 17th century play by Lope de Vega, which, as the name suggests, is a different take on the Romeo and Juliet story. Also, in George Eliot's famous novel _Middlemarch_, the heroine's (Dorothea) sister is called Celia. However, I've never come across a Celia who plays a major role. Has anyone?
Leonore  12/1/2006
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I love this name not only because it's my mom's name but it's so beautiful and very rare. Since we're Mexican we pronounce it like (ceee-leee-ya) not (cel-ee-a).
ALEX.ANDRA  10/26/2006
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I have come to really like this name. It is very pretty, elegant and dainty.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
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It's my mommy's name and one side of the family (the Irish side) says it sil-yah. The other side (the Mexican side) pronounces it see-lee-yah.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
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I'm English, and I've never heard this name pronounced with 2 syllables, always 3, see-lee-a.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2006
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William Shakespeare used this name in his comedy 'As You Like It'.
Arrows  11/22/2005
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The late Celia Cruz was one of the most popular singers in the history of Latin music.
Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005

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