Short form of Cecilia or Celia
"blind or heavenly"

Ceil Origin and Meaning

The name Ceil is girl's name of English origin meaning "blind or heavenly".
With the growing popularity of Celia and Cecilia, this vintage canasta-playing nickname name could be due for a comeback.

Ceil had a few years of recorded popularity in the first decade of the twentieth century, peaking in 1905. Today, fewer than five baby girls receive the name, meaning it doesn't even make the US extended list.

One prominent bearer was fashion designer Ceil Chapman (born Cecilia),who was a favorite of actresses from the forties to the sixties--she was one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers. She also provided the trousseau for young Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding.

Caveat: Might be misheard as Seal.

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Famous People Named Ceil

  • Ceil ChapmanAmerican fashion designer
  • Ceil FriedmanAmerican writer
  • Ceil CabotAmerican actress
  • Ceil Lomanbirth name of American DJ Alison Steele, "The Nightbird"

Ceil in Pop Culture

  • Ceil Engelcharacter on TV's "Working the Engels"
  • Ceil Reardon Adamscharacter in "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" by Paul Zindel
  • Ceil Stickowskicharacter in "It's Superman!" by Tom De Haven