Celia Name Meaning & Origin

Celia

Pronunciation: SEE-lee-ə, SEEL-yə (key)

Origin of the name Celia:

Derived from the Latin Caelia, a feminine form of the old Roman family name Caelius, which is believed to be a derivative of the Latin caelum (heaven). Celia is also used as a short form of Cecilia (blind, dim-sighted).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cecilia, Zelia, Caelia

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Nicknames for Celia

Cel,Cielo
Celie
Lia /Leah
Cee / C
Cece /CC
Cis /Sissy
Kitty
Lily
Lully

Meanings and history of the name Celia

Heavenly
Blind (St. Cecil)

Famous real-life people named Celia

Celia Ammerman, American model
Celia Cruz, Cuban salsa singer
Celia Hammond, former 60's supermodel and current animal-rights activist
Ana Celia de Armas, Cuban actress

Celia in song, story & screen

Celia, a heroine in Shakespeare's comedy 'As You Like It'
Celia, a contestant on the TV show America's Next Top Model
Celia Solis, a (child) character on the TV Series 'Desperate Housewives'.
Celia, in the 'Mandie' children's book series
Celia, sweet, quiet, shy character from Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
Celia Bowen, a main character from the novel "The Night Circus."

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