Cecil Beaton, British photographer
Cecil Day-Lewis, British poet
Cecil B. DeMille, American filmmaker
Cecil Dowdy, American football player
Cecil Shorts, American football player
Cecil Newton, American football player; brother of Cam
Cecil Baldwin, narrator of the surrealist podcast series "Welcome To NightVale"
Cecil Adams, author of "The Straight Dope" column
Cecil Vyse, character in "A Room With a View" (1908 novel and 1982 film adaptation)
Cecil Harvey, protagonist of the video game "Final Fantasy IV"
Cecil Dynever, wife of the title character in James Fenimore Cooper's 1825 novel "LionelLincoln"
"Cecil Dreeme" (1862), "interesting early transvestite novel" by TheodoreWinthrop, in which Clara Denman dresses up as male painter amongst NewYork artists under the name of Cecil Dreeme in order to escape marriage to the evil Dendreth
Cecil Palmer, protagonist of the podcast series "Welcome To NightVale"
Cecil Gaines, character in "LeeDaniel's The Butler" based on EugeneAllen, butler at the White House for 34 years and 8 administrations