Gender: Female Meaning of Cecelia: "blind" Origin of Cecelia: Latin Cecelia's Popularity in 2019: #546

Cecelia Origin and Meaning

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

Cecelia, with this spelling, got some recent attention as the name of Jim and Pam's baby on The Office -- and also the name of actress Jenna Fischer's newborn niece. A spelling variation of Cecilia that has a gently old-fashioned feel and several appealing short forms, including Celia, Celie, and, as on the TV show, Cece. Three times as many babies are given the Cecilia spelling as get the Cecelia one, though if you plan on calling your daughter Cece or Celia, Cecelia may feel like the more logical spelling.

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Rank in US: #546

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TheNameWitch Says:


I'm so sorry.

Kacylia Says:


My mom loved this name but decided to change it up and came up with my name Kacylia. Although it looks like kacy-lia its pronounced ka-ce-lia.

RoseOnTheMoon Says:


I love the sound of this name. Very soft flowy and frilly...I'm afraid the meaning of this name turned me away.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name, but much prefer the Cecilia spelling. I love Cecily, too.

beachbear Says:


Sounds like a caecilian to me. Very amphibious.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I know a girl called cecelia but even though I tell her how lovely her name is she dose not like it at all and goes by Cece. I always am telling her how beautiful her name is and how it looks prettier on paper he cecilia.

Amanda Says:


We named our first daughter Cecelia Rose. I am a traditionalist but the spelling 'Cecilia' just doesn't look right. It masculinises the name.
We loved the femininity and prettiness of Cecelia, and she is being called Cece as well. I just didn't understand why Amelia has the elia where Cecilia didn't. I have seen it in a novel being referred to as 'a river of vowels' and love that description.

actingfun Says:


I love the sound of this name, but I prefer the spelling Cecilia.

JazzieJonez Says:


My new favorite name ^-^

Guest Says:


I'm loving this. I'd call her Lia because Cece is too easy but this is lovely. If I had twin girls the's be Cecelia and Cordelia.

jan11th Says:


Love this with the nickname Cece!