Gender: Female Meaning of Cecile: "blind" Origin of Cecile: French feminine form of Cecil

Cecile Origin and Meaning

The name Cecile is a girl's name of French origin meaning "blind".

Cecile is a fairly common French saint's name, scattered throughout classic French literature--in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, in Balzac's Cousin Pons, and Zola's Germinal.

Cecile, Cecily and Cecilia all make pretty choices.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I love them, but do share your feelings about the meaning. It's not great.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Sweet name, although Cecily and Cecilia seem slightly prettier to me

smartie352 Says:


Really sweet name. I think I like it better than Cecilia, a name I love.

snowsbeloved Says:


There is something about the Cecile/Cecilia/Cecily/Celia names that I just don't like. I can't think of any negative name associations. Perhaps it's sound just doesn't appeal to me or more likely, it's definition...