Cecile: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cecile
Origin of the name Cecile:
French feminine form of Cecil, which is derived from Caecilius, an old Roman family name, which has its root in the Latin caecus (blind, dim-sighted). The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian who founded a church in the Trastevere section of Rome. During the 6th century, a story of her life was written and she was henceforth venerated as a martyr. She is regarded as the patron saint of musicians.
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It was my maternal grandmother's name given to me as a middle name. I was called by the nickname, Ceci until I dropped it in favor of my first name which sounded more sophisticated and was unisex.
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Ceil, Ceilie, Sissy, Ceci
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French form of Cecilia, meaning "blind"
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Cecile Aubry, French actress and screenwriter
Cecile de France, Belgian actress
Cecile O'Rahilly, Irish scholar
Cecile Sinclair, Dutch model
Cecile Guillame, French engraver
Cecile de Brunhoff, French co-creator of the elephant "Babar" and associated children's stories
Cecile Manorohanta, Malagasy politician
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
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Cécile de Volanges, character in the novel and film "Dangerous Liaisons".
Cecile is the name of a shapeshifting, singing, Claymation rubber ball on the children's show "Sesame Street".