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Gender: M Meaning of Cecil: "blind" Origin of Cecil: Latin

Once a powerful Roman clan name, Cecil has lost much of its potency over the years, though it retains a strong presence in the sports and jazz worlds. Past bearers include film giant Cecil B. DeMille, poet Cecil Day Lewis, father of Daniel, and photographer Cecil Beaton. Fictional Cecils appear in Oscar Wilde's play, Lady Windemere's Fan, E. M. Foster's A Room With a View and the film Lee Daniel's The Butler.

Famous People Named Cecil

Cecil Blount DeMille, American film director
Cecil Adams, pseudonym of the American author of "The Straight Dope" column
Cecil Baldwin, narrator of podcast series "Welcome To Night Vale"
Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, British photographer
Cecil "Cecilius" Calvert, founder of Maryland, USA
Cecil Day-Lewis, British poet
Cecil Dowdy, American football player
Cecil Newton, American football player; brother of Cam Newton
Cecil John Rhodes, British adventurer who inspired the name of Cecil the Lion
Cecil Carlon Shorts, American football player

Pop Culture References for the name Cecil

Cecil Dynever, character in "Lionel Lincoln" by James Fenimore Cooper
Cecil Gaines, character in "The Butler"
Cecil Harvey, character in "Final Fantasy IV"
Cecil Jacobs, character in Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Cecil Gershwin Palmer, character in "Welcome To Night Vale" series
Lord Cecil Psnake, character in "Freddy and Fredericka" by Mark Helprin
Cecil Terwilliger, brother of Sideshow Bob on TV's "The Simpsons"
Cecil Vyse, character in "A Room with a View"
"Cecil Dreeme" (1862), "interesting early transvestite novel" by Theodore Winthrop, in which Clara Denman dresses up as male painter amongst New York artists under the name of Cecil Dreeme in order to escape marriage to the evil Dendreth
Cecil, Zimbabwean lion killed in 2015

Siseal, Cecill

Cecil's International Variations

Cecilio (Italian)