Zilia Name Meaning & Origin

Zilia

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Origin of the name Cecilia:

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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There is a village named Zilia in the province Haute Corcega, region Corcega, in France, population 241, postal code 20214, area code 04 95.
There is a town of Santa Zilia/Santa Cilia in Aragon, Spain.
There is a street named Zilia in Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, USA.

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Have known a Zilia Sáinz, a Zilia L. Laje, a Zilia Díaz, a Zilia Navarrete. There is an attorney Zilia Vásquez in Tampa. There is a Zilia Hernández residing in Miami, a Zilia Macías residing in Hialeah in the Miami-Dade telephone directory.

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It is the Venecian form of Celia, meaning "heavenly".
Believed to be an Aragonese form of Cecilia.
Its feast day was celebrated August 26.

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Zilia Sánchez Domínguez, Cuban painter, sculptor, was born in Havana on July 12, 1928. Lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Zilia L. Laje Bello, writer, was born in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday, February 1, 1941, wrote "The Sugar Cane Curtain", "Love Letters in the Sand", "Divagaciones". Lives in Florida.

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Opera "Zilia u odio et amore" by Gaspar de Villate y Montes, in 4 acts, libretto by Temistocles Solera, produced at the Teatre de L'Italian in Paris on December 1, 1877, interpreted by Tamberlick, Pandolfini, Nanete and Elena Sanz.

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