Cecile Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Cecile
Cec,Ceil, Ceily, Sissy, Ceci, Cece, Seal, Cecy, Cici
- Meanings and history of the name Cecile
Latin form of the french name Cecilia, meaning "blind"
- Famous real-life people named Cecile
Cecile Aubry, French actress and screenwriter
Cecile de France, Belgian actress
Cecile Dionne, one of the famous Dionne quintuplets
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.
- Cecile in song, story & screen
Cécile de Volanges, character in the novel and film "Dangerous Liaisons".
Cecile DePoulignac, character portrayed by Nancy Frangione on the daytime drama, "Another World"
Cecile is the name of a shapeshifting, singing, Claymation rubber ball on the children's show "Sesame Street".