Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SIS-ee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Cecilia, Frances or Priscilla. It can also be taken from the nickname, which originated as a nursery form of the word sister.

Related Names

Masculine FormsCecil, Francis
Other Languages & CulturesCaecilia, Prisca, Priscilla(Ancient Roman) Frantziska(Basque) Prisca, Priscilla(Biblical) Priska, Priskilla(Biblical Greek) Prisca, Priscilla(Biblical Latin) Frañseza(Breton) Cecília, Francesca(Catalan) Cecilija, Franka(Croatian) Cecílie, Cecilie, Františka(Czech) Cecilie, Cecilia, Cille, Sidsel, Silje, Sille(Danish) Cecilia, Cilla, Silke(Dutch) Silja(Estonian) Cecilia, Silja(Finnish) Cécile, France, Françoise, Priscille, Cécilia, Priscilla(French) Cäcilia, Cäcilie, Franziska, Priska, Silke, Zilla(German) Cecília, Franciska, Piroska, Cili(Hungarian) Sheila, Síle(Irish) Cecilia, Franca, Francesca, Priscilla, Scilla(Italian) Francisca(Late Roman) Pranciška(Lithuanian) Cecilie, Cecilia, Sidsel, Silje, Sissel(Norwegian) Cecylia, Franciszka(Polish) Cecília, Francisca, Priscila, Cila(Portuguese) Cecilia(Romanian) Tsetsiliya(Russian) Frantzisca(Sardinian) Frangag, Sìleas(Scottish Gaelic) Cecília, Františka(Slovak) Cecilija, Frančiška, Cilka(Slovene) Cecilija(Sorbian) Cecilia, Francisca, Priscila(Spanish) Cecilia, Cilla, Fanny(Swedish)
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Entry updated July 2, 2008