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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SEEL-yə(English)
SEE-lee-ə(English)
THEHL-ya(European Spanish)
SEHL-ya(Latin American Spanish)
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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.
VariantsCece, Cissy, Sissie, Sissy(English)
Masculine FormCecil(English)
Other Languages & CulturesCaecilia, Caelia(Ancient Roman) Cecília(Catalan) Cecilija(Croatian) Cecílie(Czech) Cecilie, Cecilia, Cille, Sidsel, Silje, Sille(Danish) Cecilia, Cilla, Silke(Dutch) Ĉiela(Esperanto) Cecilia, Silja(Finnish) Cécile, Cécilia(French) Cäcilia, Cäcilie, Caecilia, Cecilia, Silke, Zilla(German) Cecília, Cili(Hungarian) Sheila, Síle(Irish) Cecilia(Italian) Cecilie, Cecilia, Sidsel, Silje, Sissel(Norwegian) Cecylia(Polish) Cecília, Célia, Cila(Portuguese) Cecilia(Romanian) Tsetsiliya(Russian) Sìleas(Scottish) Cecília(Slovak) Cecilija, Cilka(Slovene) Cecilija(Sorbian) Cecilia, Cilla(Swedish)
Same SpellingCélia
User SubmissionCèlia

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