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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SEEL-yə(English)
SEE-lee-ə(English)
THEHL-ya(European Spanish)
SEHL-ya(Latin American Spanish)

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.