Cecil Name Meaning & Origin
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 blessed,owner,director,one with drive in life, or goals, etc.
It is of Latin origin, deriving from Caecilius.
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Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil Spring Rice, cabinet member in Teddy Roosevelt's administration
- Cecil in song, story & screen
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"
Cecil the Sea Serpent in the comic Beanie and Cecil
Cecil Baldwin from Welcome To Nightvale
Cecil Aijima from the Japanese visual novel game and anime series "Utano Prince-sama"