Cecelia

First Name
56k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cecelia

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  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Cecelia is of Latin origin and means "Tiger Eye".
  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Cecelia is of German origin and means "Blind".
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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, spelling variant of Cecilia.

Notable Persons Named Cecelia

Cecelia Ahern is a romance novel, sentimentality, and chick lit novelist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Cecelia was born on September 30th, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Cecelia Holland is a historical fiction writer. Cecelia was born on December 31st, 1943 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Cecelia Ager was a film criticism. Cecelia was born on January 23rd, 1902 in Grass Valley, California. She passed away on April 3rd, 1981.

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Cecelia was born on July 25th, 1983 in Wicklow.

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Cecelia was born on May 18th, 1915 in Withington.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 47 47 0
1881 51 51 0
1882 55 55 0
1883 67 67 0
1884 109 109 0
1885 84 84 0
1886 96 96 0
1887 92 92 0
1888 113 113 0
1889 138 138 0
1890 130 130 0
1891 130 130 0
1892 175 175 0
1893 182 182 0
1894 159 159 0
1895 163 163 0
1896 190 190 0
1897 212 212 0
1898 229 229 0
1899 214 214 0
1900 264 264 0
1901 249 249 0
1902 243 243 0
1903 242 242 0
1904 272 272 0
1905 293 293 0
1906 290 290 0
1907 321 321 0
1908 325 325 0
1909 294 294 0
1910 335 335 0
1911 416 416 0
1912 513 513 0
1913 536 536 0
1914 679 679 0
1915 821 821 0
1916 883 883 0
1917 920 920 0
1918 935 935 0
1919 867 867 0
1920 890 890 0
1921 825 825 0
1922 760 760 0
1923 786 786 0
1924 742 742 0
1925 721 721 0
1926 685 685 0
1927 622 622 0
1928 579 579 0
1929 559 559 0
1930 526 526 0
1931 453 453 0
1932 440 434 6
1933 403 403 0
1934 374 374 0
1935 409 409 0
1936 471 471 0
1937 474 474 0
1938 514 514 0
1939 533 533 0
1940 567 567 0
1941 609 609 0
1942 836 836 0
1943 787 782 5
1944 645 645 0
1945 628 628 0
1946 711 711 0
1947 890 890 0
1948 845 845 0
1949 850 850 0
1950 768 768 0
1951 761 761 0
1952 713 713 0
1953 691 691 0
1954 680 680 0
1955 655 655 0
1956 665 665 0
1957 683 683 0
1958 613 613 0
1959 669 669 0
1960 558 558 0
1961 565 565 0
1962 523 523 0
1963 470 470 0
1964 374 374 0
1965 330 330 0
1966 286 286 0
1967 273 273 0
1968 269 269 0
1969 209 209 0
1970 309 309 0
1971 249 249 0
1972 212 212 0
1973 192 192 0
1974 165 165 0
1975 167 167 0
1976 135 135 0
1977 130 130 0
1978 127 127 0
1979 151 151 0
1980 161 161 0
1981 151 151 0
1982 168 168 0
1983 187 187 0
1984 177 177 0
1985 180 180 0
1986 173 173 0
1987 211 211 0
1988 214 214 0
1989 200 200 0
1990 231 231 0
1991 212 212 0
1992 206 206 0
1993 246 246 0
1994 231 231 0
1995 248 248 0
1996 284 284 0
1997 232 232 0
1998 264 264 0
1999 291 291 0
2000 296 296 0
2001 313 313 0
2002 328 328 0
2003 341 341 0
2004 386 386 0
2005 420 420 0
2006 423 423 0
2007 367 367 0
2008 387 387 0
2009 393 393 0
2010 376 376 0
2011 433 433 0
2012 484 484 0
2013 535 535 0
2014 533 533 0
2015 571 571 0
2016 576 576 0
2017 579 579 0

Where is the name Cecelia popular?

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Popularity of Cecelia as a first name

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Common last names for Cecelia

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  • Brown
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  • Jones
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  • Murphy
  • Clark
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  • Moore
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  • White
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Fun Facts about the name Cecelia

  • How Popular is the name Cecelia? Cecelia is the 930th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cecelia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,068 babies born with the first name Cecelia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cecelia to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cecelia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 47 new born babies.
  • When was Cecelia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cecelia is Friday, October 23rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Cecelia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cecelia was in 1918 with a total of 935 babies.
  • Random Cecelia Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cecelia ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 34 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Cecelia: Your name in reverse order is Ailecec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icceale. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.