Cicely Name Meaning & Origin

Cicely

Pronunciation: SI-sə-lee (key)

Origin of the name Cecily:

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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Related Names:

Cecilia, Cecily

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Comments and insights on the name Cicely

Similar to Cecil and Cecilia with a tad variation.

I think Cicely is a black name. A lot of Black people name their daughters Cicely after Cicely Tyson, an awesome actress.

Sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a plant native to central Europe. It is often used as a herb. Its flavor strongly resembles anise, and it is mainly used in Scandinavia and Germany.

Personal experiences with the name Cicely

I love my name and always will. I don't mind it at all even though it means "Blind". What I really like about it is the backstory. As you can see from the origin/meaning, it was created by a Christian woman living in the Travestere section of Rome in the 3rd century. She was also a patron saint for musicians! (I play the guitar, piano, recorder, and bowed psaltery!

Nicknames for Cicely

Sissy, Sis, CC

Meanings and history of the name Cicely
Famous real-life people named Cicely

Dame Cicely Courtneidge, English comedian and actress
Dame Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer
Cicely Hamilton, English suffragist
Cicely Mary Barker, English illustrator and creator of the popular series "The Flower Fairies"
Cicely Tyson, American actress
Cicely Fox Smith 1892-1954 English poet, writer, novelist, maritime historian. Her words are being recorded and sung around the world. Pronounced sigh-sli

Cicely in song, story & screen

Cicely named doll, Groovy Girls
"A Song For Cicely" performed at numerous maritime events

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