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Gender: Female Meaning of Cecily: "blind" Origin of Cecily: Feminine variation of Cecil

The name Cecily is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "blind". Cecily and is often added to lists like Girly Girl Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "totally, kinda or no way with middles".

From the experts:

Cecily is as dainty as a lace handkerchief. Cecily has a wide assortment of namesakes. One Cecily was the mother of King Richard III, whose beauty gained her the title "the Rose of Raby," Cecily Parsley is a Beatrix Potter bunny, Cecily Cardew is a character in The Importance of Being Earnest, and the author of the Gossip Girl books is Cecily von Ziegesar.

Sisters of Cecily that may also interest you: Cecilia, Cicely, and Celestia. Variant Cicely has a distinguished bearer in actress Cicely Tyson and was used by Sandra Bernhard for her now grown daughter..

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Famous People Named Cecily

Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, mother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III of England
Cecily of York, Viscountess Welles, daughter of King Edward IV
Cecily April Adams, American actress and casting director
Cecily Brown, English painter
Cecily Strong, American actress and comedienne (SNL)
Cecily Joan Tynan, American television journalist
Cecily Brooke von Ziegesar, American novelist
Cecily Farr, correspondent to writer Helene Hanff
Cecily Polson, Australian actress
Cecily Barmore-Chapman, b. 1992, daughter of reality TV's Beth Chapman
Sessilee Lopez, American model

Pop Culture References for the name Cecily

Cecily King, character in L.M. Montgomery's "Road To Avonlea"
Cecily Herondale, character in "The Infernal Devices" series by Cassandra Clare
Cecily Cardew, a character in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Cecily Ashby, one of the sister brides in the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
Cecily Addams/Underwood, a minor character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Sister Cecily (born Elspeth) Scallon, character in Rumer Godden's "In This House of Brede"
"Cecily Smith," song by Will Connolly