Cecil: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cecil

Cecil

Pronunciation: SEH-səl, SEE-sil (key)

Origin of the name Cecil:

From the Latin Caecilius, an old Roman family name derived from caecus (blind, dim-sighted). The name, borne by a 3rd-century saint and companion of St. Cyprian, was common in England in the Middle Ages, after which it died out. The recent revival of Cecil as a given name stems from the transferred use of the surname derived from the Welsh Seissylt, which is belived to be from the Latin Sextilius, a derivative of sextus (sixth).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Cecil means blind, as in one who has lost his path or one who has no direction in life, or goals, etc.
It is of Latin origin, deriving from Caecilius.

Famous real-life people named Cecil: | Edit

Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cecil Harvey from the popular Final Fantasy RPG series, appearing in Final Fantasy IV (4) as the main character.
Cecil Gershwin Palmer - the Voice of Night Vale in podcast series "Welcome to Night Vale"

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