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Cecil

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92k Cecilia (Latin)
55k Cecelia (Latin)

How popular is the baby name Cecil in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 59 14 45
1881 51 16 35
1882 77 24 53
1883 74 23 51
1884 95 22 73
1885 118 31 87
1886 117 34 83
1887 120 40 80
1888 132 36 96
1889 157 55 102
1890 178 58 120
1891 158 50 108
1892 221 70 151
1893 259 112 147
1894 255 80 175
1895 287 95 192 #100 boy name
1896 308 108 200 #97 boy name
1897 354 138 216 #84 boy name
1898 376 133 243 #87 boy name
1899 373 117 256 #77 boy name
1900 473 129 344 #76 boy name
1901 406 128 278 #70 boy name
1902 466 112 354 #65 boy name
1903 435 103 332 #66 boy name
1904 489 130 359 #67 boy name
1905 464 117 347 #72 boy name
1906 477 109 368 #68 boy name
1907 526 127 399 #69 boy name
1908 511 114 397 #72 boy name
1909 545 113 432 #73 boy name
1910 602 130 472 #77 boy name
1911 676 116 560 #76 boy name
1912 1,192 135 1,057 #76 boy name
1913 1,438 162 1,276 #74 boy name
1914 1,723 193 1,530 #79 boy name
1915 2,381 200 2,181 #76 boy name
1916 2,422 241 2,181 #80 boy name
1917 2,298 197 2,101 #83 boy name
1918 2,566 238 2,328 #82 boy name
1919 2,500 200 2,300 #78 boy name
1920 2,672 213 2,459 #77 boy name
1921 2,608 152 2,456 #79 boy name
1922 2,511 174 2,337 #85 boy name
1923 2,401 146 2,255 #87 boy name
1924 2,473 174 2,299 #85 boy name
1925 2,450 152 2,298 #87 boy name
1926 2,449 146 2,303 #86 boy name
1927 2,345 117 2,228 #92 boy name
1928 2,102 96 2,006 #97 boy name
1929 1,991 105 1,886
1930 1,974 93 1,881 #99 boy name
1931 1,850 79 1,771
1932 1,727 73 1,654
1933 1,575 68 1,507
1934 1,661 71 1,590
1935 1,795 66 1,729
1936 1,659 84 1,575
1937 1,726 91 1,635
1938 1,635 77 1,558
1939 1,648 69 1,579
1940 1,665 74 1,591
1941 1,587 75 1,512
1942 1,685 67 1,618
1943 1,764 67 1,697
1944 1,555 57 1,498
1945 1,404 49 1,355
1946 1,463 56 1,407
1947 1,486 42 1,444
1948 1,428 31 1,397
1949 1,356 37 1,319
1950 1,376 37 1,339
1951 1,355 32 1,323
1952 1,360 30 1,330
1953 1,276 24 1,252
1954 1,333 32 1,301
1955 1,257 37 1,220
1956 1,168 22 1,146
1957 1,084 23 1,061
1958 1,033 24 1,009
1959 1,035 23 1,012
1960 978 19 959
1961 987 19 968
1962 904 20 884
1963 829 7 822
1964 744 13 731
1965 738 10 728
1966 690 12 678
1967 553 12 541
1968 572 9 563
1969 562 10 552
1970 573 7 566
1971 548 12 536
1972 485 10 475
1973 420 5 415
1974 431 12 419
1975 353 5 348
1976 351 0 351
1977 380 11 369
1978 359 7 352
1979 356 5 351
1980 420 12 408
1981 328 9 319
1982 305 9 296
1983 318 9 309
1984 307 10 297
1985 273 7 266
1986 285 9 276
1987 257 7 250
1988 278 8 270
1989 249 12 237
1990 236 5 231
1991 217 0 217
1992 194 0 194
1993 205 9 196
1994 169 7 162
1995 151 5 146
1996 154 0 154
1997 135 0 135
1998 132 0 132
1999 133 0 133
2000 130 0 130
2001 127 6 121
2002 106 0 106
2003 109 8 101
2004 105 5 100
2005 108 0 108
2006 107 0 107
2007 111 0 111
2008 122 0 122
2009 88 0 88
2010 78 0 78
2011 91 0 91
2012 97 0 97
2013 114 0 114
2014 98 0 98
2015 119 5 114

Want to know about the popularity of the Cecil baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 113,550 babies born with the name Cecil in the United States. That's more than enough Cecils to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 59 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cecil" was in 1920 with a total of 2,459 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cecils)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cecil" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 15 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 1,991 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Cecil popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cecil" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cecil as well as things modernly associated with the name Cecil such as celebrities named Cecil.

Origin and Meaning of Cecil

The name "Cecil" is of English origin, and it means "Blind". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist specializing in country, country rock, rock, and folk rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to 1973. Gram was born in 1946 as Cecil Ingram Connor III in Winter Haven, Florida.

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Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille is a producer, director, editor, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1913 to 1959. Cecil was born in 1881 as Cecil Blount DeMille in Ashfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Cecil Cooper

Cecil Cooper is a MLB player. Cecil was born in 1949 in Brenham, Texas.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cecil

Cecil College
Cecil Hotel
Cecil Gaines
Cecil Rhodes
Cecil The Lion
Cecil Whig
Cecil Fielder

Alternative Meanings

C is for caring, your finest trait.

E is for elegant, born within you.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "Licec". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elcic". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Cecil born Oct 19, 1953

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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