Feminine variation of Cecil

Cecily Origin and Meaning

The name Cecily is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "blind".

Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily was the mother of King Richard III, whose beauty gained her the title "the Rose of Raby," Cecily Parsley is a Beatrix Potter bunny, Cecily Cardew is a character in The Importance of Being Earnest, and the author of the Gossip Girl books is Cecily von Ziegesar.

Sisters of Cecily that may also interest you: Cecilia, Cicely, and Celestia. Variant Cicely has a distinguished bearer in actress Cicely Tyson and was used by Sandra Bernhard for her now grown daughter..

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Famous People Named Cecily

  • Cecily NevilleDuchess of York, mother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III of England
  • Cecily of YorkViscountess Welles, daughter of King Edward IV
  • Cecily April AdamsAmerican actress and casting director
  • Cecily BrownEnglish painter
  • Cecily StrongAmerican actress and comedienne
  • Cecily Joan TynanAmerican television journalist
  • Cecily Brooke von ZiegesarAmerican novelist
  • Cecily Farrcorrespondent to writer Helene Hanff
  • Cecily PolsonAustralian actress
  • Cecily BarmoreChapman, (b. 1992), daughter of reality TV's Beth Chapman
  • Sessilee LopezAmerican model

Cecily in Pop Culture

  • Cecily Kingcharacter in L.M. Montgomery's "Road To Avonlea".
  • Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymeschildren's book by Beatrix Potter.
  • Cecily Cardewa character in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest".
  • Cecily Herondalecharacter in "The Infernal Devices" series by Cassandra Clare.
  • Cecily Ashbyone of the sister brides in the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.
  • Cecily Addams/Underwooda minor character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • Sister Cecily (born Elspeth) Scalloncharacter in Rumer Godden's "In This House of Brede".
  • "Cecily Smith" song by Will Connolly.

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