The name Cecil is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "blind". Cecil and is often added to lists like Victorian Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Vintage CAF w/ Pictures & Namebank".
From the experts:
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.