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Cicely

Heart
English variation of Cecilia
"blind"

Cicely Origin and Meaning

The name Cicely is a girl's name of English origin meaning "blind".
This frilly Victorian name is a variant of Cecilia and Cecily, with which it might well be confused. Cicely was a surprise choice for comedienne Sandra Bernhard.

Literary Cicelys can be found in Sir Walter Scott's "Kenilworth" and the 1925 Dos Passos novel "Manhattan Transfer."

A distinguished bearer is actress Cicely Tyson. Cicely, or Sweet Cicely is also a herbaceous plant with a strong taste reminiscent of anise,and is sometimes used for medicinal purposes.
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20 Names Similar to Cicely

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Lists containing Cicely

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Famous People Named Cicely

  • Cicely TysonAmerican actress
  • (Esmerelda) Cicely CourtneidgeEnglish actress, comedienne and singer
  • Cicely Mary BarkerEnglish author and illustrator ("Flower Fairies")
  • Cicely Mary SaundersEnglish nurse who founded the hospice movement
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Cicely in Pop Culture

  • CicelyAlaska, fictional setting of TV's "Northern Exposure"
  • Lady Cicely Waynfletecharacter in G. Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" (1900)
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