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

The name Ciel is a girl's name of French origin meaning "sky". Ciel and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ciel

Cheryl Marie "Ciel" Bergman, American painter
Ciel Taylor Lamar (b. 2009), daughter of model Niki Taylor

Pop Culture References for the name Ciel

Ciel, character in the manga/anime Tsukihime
Ciel, character in the Mega Man Zero video games
Ciel Phantomhive, male character in manga/anime Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji
Ciel, haircare/body products and spas
Ciel, a bottled water company owned by Coca-Cola in Latin America


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.