Caecilia Name Meaning & Origin
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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USAGE: German, Ancient Roman
VARIANTS: Cäcilia, Cäcilie, Cecilia (German)
DIMINUTIVES: Silke, Zilla (German)
MASCULINE FORM: Caecilius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Cecilija, Cila (Croatian), Cecilie, Cecílie (Czech), Cecilie, Cecilia, Cille, Silje, Sille (Danish), Cécile, Cecilia, Cilla, Silke (Dutch), Cecilia, Cecily, Sheila, Cece, Cecelia, Celia, Cicely, Cissy, Shayla, Sheelagh, Shelagh, Shelia, Shyla, Sissie, Sissy (English), Cecilia, Silja (Finnish), Cécile (French), Cecília, Cili (Hungarian), Sheila, Síle (Irish), Cecilia (Italian), Cecilie, Cecilia, Silje (Norwegian), Cecylia (Polish), Cecília (Portuguese), Tsetsiliya (Russian), Sìleas (Scottish), Cecília (Slovak), Cecilija, Cila, Cilka (Slovene), Cecilia (Spanish), Cecilia, Cilla (Swedish)
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Female form of Cecil, this name means "blind one". Traceable to a Roman clan name. Also refers to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
German form of CECILIA, as well as the original Latin form.
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