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Gender: F Meaning of Ceil: "blind" Origin of Ceil: Short form of Cecilia

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With the growing popularity of Celia and Cecilia, this vintage canasta-playing nickname name could be due for a comeback.

Ceil had a few years of recorded popularity in the first decade of the twentieth century, peaking in 1905.

One prominent bearer was fashion designer Ceil Chapman (born Cecilia),who was a favorite of actresses from the forties to the sixties--she was one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers. She also provided the trousseau for young Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding.

Caveat: Might be misheard as Seal.

Famous People Named Ceil

Ceil Chapman, American fashion designer
Ceil Friedman, American writer
Ceil Cabot, American actress
Ceil Loman, birth name of American DJ Alison Steele, "The Nightbird"

Pop Culture References for the Name Ceil

Ceil Engel, character on TV's "Working the Engels"
Ceil Reardon Adams, character in "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" by Paul Zindel
Ceil Stickowski, character in "It's Superman!" by Tom De Haven