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

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 "Drop 2, Add 1 Twins B-B".

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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.

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Famous People Named Cecil

Cecil Blount DeMille, American film director
Cecil Grant Fielder, American baseball player
Cecil Adams, pen name of the author of The Straight Dope column
Cecil Baldwin, American voice actor
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
Cecil John Rhodes, British entrepreneur and politician
Cecil Carlon Shorts, American football player

Pop Culture References for the name Cecil

Cecil Gershwin Palmer, gay radio host and main character of "Welcome To Night Vale"
Cecil Dynever, character in "Lionel Lincoln"
Cecil Gaines, character in "The Butler"
Cecil Harvey, character in "Final Fantasy IV"
Cecil Jacobs, character in "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Lord Cecil Psnake, character in "Freddy and Fredericka"
Cecil Terwilliger, brother of Sideshow Bob on "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

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Cecil's International Variations

Cecilio (Italian)