Cecile

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20k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cecile

"Cecile" is a name of French origin, and it means "Blind of Self Beauty". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From the French form of the Latin Caecilia meaning blind

  1. A female given name.

Cecile was also found in the following language(s): Old French

Notable Persons Named Cecile

Cécile de France is an actress. She was most active from 1997 to 1997. Cécile was born on July 17th, 1975 in Namur.

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Cecile Richards is an office holder. Cecile was born on July 15th, 1957 in Waco, Texas.

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Cécile Cassel is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Cécile was given the name Cécile Crochon on June 25th, 1982 in Paris.

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Cécile Duflot is a Member of the French National Assembly for Paris, Minister of Territorial Equality, Housing, National Secretary of Europe Ecology – The Greens, Housing(), and National Secretary ofEurope Ecology – The Greens. She was most active from 2012 to 2014. Cécile was born on April 1st, 1975 in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.

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Cécile McLorin Salvant is a jazz musician. Cécile was born on August 28th, 1989 in Miami.

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Cécile Chaminade is a musical artist.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cecile

Cécile was born on February 24th, 1977 in Manchester Parish. Cécile is also known as Charlton and Cecile (Geburtsname).

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Louis-Pierre was born on January 15th, 1905. He left this life in 1995.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 17 0
1881 24 24 0
1882 27 27 0
1883 35 35 0
1884 29 29 0
1885 32 32 0
1886 43 43 0
1887 34 34 0
1888 81 81 0
1889 67 67 0
1890 71 71 0
1891 79 79 0
1892 92 92 0
1893 86 86 0
1894 102 102 0
1895 109 109 0
1896 144 144 0
1897 121 121 0
1898 172 172 0
1899 147 147 0
1900 175 175 0
1901 133 133 0
1902 181 181 0
1903 159 159 0
1904 173 173 0
1905 161 161 0
1906 163 163 0
1907 156 156 0
1908 155 155 0
1909 186 186 0
1910 187 187 0
1911 184 184 0
1912 275 275 0
1913 282 282 0
1914 351 351 0
1915 473 468 5
1916 417 417 0
1917 482 476 6
1918 503 495 8
1919 484 478 6
1920 489 482 7
1921 475 475 0
1922 429 422 7
1923 486 474 12
1924 429 422 7
1925 421 409 12
1926 386 378 8
1927 377 371 6
1928 339 328 11
1929 312 306 6
1930 304 295 9
1931 267 260 7
1932 242 235 7
1933 212 207 5
1934 216 209 7
1935 275 270 5
1936 364 359 5
1937 364 358 6
1938 324 312 12
1939 332 320 12
1940 310 310 0
1941 243 243 0
1942 287 282 5
1943 280 280 0
1944 213 213 0
1945 199 199 0
1946 230 225 5
1947 234 234 0
1948 214 214 0
1949 195 195 0
1950 196 196 0
1951 184 184 0
1952 209 204 5
1953 194 194 0
1954 163 163 0
1955 159 159 0
1956 165 165 0
1957 186 186 0
1958 185 185 0
1959 173 173 0
1960 140 140 0
1961 135 135 0
1962 124 124 0
1963 119 119 0
1964 78 78 0
1965 76 76 0
1966 53 53 0
1967 61 61 0
1968 53 53 0
1969 56 56 0
1970 51 51 0
1971 36 36 0
1972 37 37 0
1973 35 35 0
1974 30 30 0
1975 39 39 0
1976 26 26 0
1977 29 29 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 52 52 0
1981 45 45 0
1982 44 44 0
1983 35 35 0
1984 49 49 0
1985 36 36 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 35 35 0
1988 32 32 0
1989 54 54 0
1990 43 43 0
1991 37 37 0
1992 31 31 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 34 34 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 28 28 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 25 25 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 31 31 0
2004 28 28 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 30 30 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 23 23 0
2009 26 26 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 25 25 0
2012 29 29 0
2013 22 22 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 27 27 0
2016 25 25 0

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Popularity of Cecile as a first name

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Popularity of Cecile as a last name

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Common last names for Cecile

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  • Williams
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  • Jones
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  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Hall
  • Cote
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cecile U.S.
  White 82.00% 64.26%
  African American 14.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cecile

People with the last name Cecile are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cecile

  • How Popular is the name Cecile? Cecile is the 1,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cecile was the 116,201st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cecile have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,410 babies born with the first name Cecile in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cecile to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cecile? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Cecile first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cecile is Sunday, June 20th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cecile born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cecile was in 1918 with a total of 495 babies.
  • Random Cecile Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cecile ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 13 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Cecile: Your name in reverse order is Elicec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecleci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cecile? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 150 people with the last name Cecile.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cecile? Cecile is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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).
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