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

The name Cecile is a girl's name of French origin meaning "blind". Cecile and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Cecile

Cecile of France, Lady of Tarsus and Mamistra, Countess of Tripoli
Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise, Princess of Prussia
Cécile Aubry (born Anne-José Madeleine Henriette Bénard), French actress
Cecile Hulse Matschat, American author and geographer
Cecile de Brunhoff, French children's author
Cecile de France, Belgian actress
Cecile Pineda, American novelist
Cecile Reinaud, French fashion designer
Cecile Licad, Filipina pianist
Cecile Richards, American political activist; president of Planned Parenthood
Cecile Abish, American sculptor
Cecile Sinclair, Kiwi-Dutch model
Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade, French composer
Ce' Cile (born Cecile Charlton), Jamaican dancehall singer
Cécile Brunschvicg, French feminist politician
Cecile Platovsky, Belgian-American fashion designer
Cécile Schott aka Colleen, French ambient musician
Cécile Paoli, French actress
Cécile Fatiman, Haitian voodoo priestess and revolutionary
Cecile Corbel, French and Breton singer, harpist and composer

Pop Culture References for the name Cecile

Cécile Rey, American Girl doll character
Cecile Auclair, character in 'Shadows on the Rock' (1931) by Willa Cather
Cécile Croomy, minor character in anime "Code Geass"
Cécile de Maron, character on German soap opera "Verbotene Liebe"
Cécile Cosima Caminades, minor character in video game "Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker"
Cecile Horton, character on TV's "The Flash"


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...