Gender: Female Pronunciation: see-EL Meaning of Ciel: "sky" Origin of Ciel: French

Ciel Origin and Meaning

The name Ciel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "sky".

This simple yet evocative French word name was chosen for her daughter by model Niki Taylor. While Ciel may be pronounced in French with two syllables, many will pronounce it as "seal" and there may be confusion with Celia and sister Ceil.

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Kiritujo Says:


It's a male name more than female. I have only ever met male Ciels

Morri Arty Says:


Why not spell it Cielle?

EvelinRose Says:


I associate this name more with boys, and at least in the United States, this name has a chance on becoming unisex. 16 boys-21 girls were named this here in 2015~

dearvenus Says:


I immediately think of Black Butler when I hear this, which is not a bad association whatsoever.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Ciel Phantomhive is probably the most well known Ciel of the 21st century. So automatically I sort of assumed this name was male. Though it does make for an interesting girl name, I suppose.