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Cecilia

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 44 44 0
1881 39 39 0
1882 37 37 0
1883 39 39 0
1884 63 63 0
1885 71 71 0
1886 68 68 0
1887 83 83 0
1888 97 97 0
1889 89 89 0
1890 91 91 0
1891 121 121 0
1892 138 138 0
1893 126 126 0
1894 144 144 0
1895 138 138 0
1896 168 168 0
1897 160 160 0
1898 213 213 0
1899 205 205 0
1900 249 249 0
1901 196 196 0
1902 195 195 0
1903 218 218 0
1904 250 250 0
1905 237 237 0
1906 219 219 0
1907 234 234 0
1908 263 263 0
1909 257 257 0
1910 287 287 0
1911 342 342 0
1912 453 453 0
1913 485 485 0
1914 525 525 0
1915 723 723 0
1916 685 685 0
1917 704 704 0
1918 755 755 0
1919 746 746 0
1920 757 757 0
1921 761 761 0
1922 734 734 0
1923 741 741 0
1924 768 768 0
1925 705 705 0
1926 722 717 5
1927 654 654 0
1928 569 569 0
1929 501 501 0
1930 571 566 5
1931 459 459 0
1932 469 469 0
1933 431 431 0
1934 438 438 0
1935 487 487 0
1936 506 506 0
1937 560 560 0
1938 549 549 0
1939 562 562 0
1940 628 628 0
1941 676 671 5
1942 830 830 0
1943 842 842 0
1944 710 705 5
1945 657 657 0
1946 802 802 0
1947 972 972 0
1948 961 956 5
1949 944 944 0
1950 919 919 0
1951 956 956 0
1952 983 983 0
1953 1,038 1,038 0
1954 986 986 0
1955 1,003 1,003 0
1956 995 995 0
1957 1,057 1,057 0
1958 1,002 1,002 0
1959 1,044 1,044 0
1960 1,036 1,036 0
1961 961 961 0
1962 1,054 1,054 0
1963 868 868 0
1964 839 834 5
1965 734 734 0
1966 643 643 0
1967 622 622 0
1968 549 549 0
1969 543 543 0
1970 620 620 0
1971 606 601 5
1972 576 568 8
1973 508 501 7
1974 540 540 0
1975 511 511 0
1976 515 515 0
1977 521 521 0
1978 561 556 5
1979 641 636 5
1980 660 654 6
1981 690 683 7
1982 669 662 7
1983 645 636 9
1984 733 723 10
1985 663 657 6
1986 693 686 7
1987 755 743 12
1988 726 726 0
1989 820 810 10
1990 853 847 6
1991 972 964 8
1992 1,027 1,017 10
1993 1,004 997 7
1994 968 968 0
1995 1,128 1,128 0
1996 1,071 1,071 0
1997 962 962 0
1998 1,060 1,053 7
1999 1,102 1,102 0
2000 1,135 1,135 0
2001 1,164 1,164 0
2002 1,170 1,170 0
2003 1,162 1,162 0
2004 1,182 1,177 5
2005 1,187 1,187 0
2006 1,243 1,243 0
2007 1,242 1,242 0
2008 1,258 1,258 0
2009 1,232 1,232 0
2010 1,199 1,199 0
2011 1,315 1,315 0
2012 1,461 1,461 0
2013 1,432 1,432 0
2014 1,632 1,632 0
2015 1,771 1,771 0

Fun Facts about the name Cecilia

  • How many people with the first name Cecilia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 91,540 babies born with the first name Cecilia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cecilia to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cecilia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 44 new born babies.
  • When was Cecilia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cecilia is Wednesday, February 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cecilia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cecilia was in 2015 with a total of 1,771 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cecilia!
  • Random Cecilia Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cecilia ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 5 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Cecilia: Your name in reverse order is Ailicec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iceclai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cecilia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 286 people with the last name Cecilia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cecilia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cecilia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Cecilia as a first name

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Popularity of Cecilia as a last name

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Common last names for Cecilia

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  • Miller
  • Garcia
  • Brown
  • Martinez
  • Jones
  • Hernandez
  • Murphy
  • Rivera
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Wilson
  • Sanchez
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cecilia U.S.
  White 34.62% 64.26%
  African American 4.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cecilia

People with the last name Cecilia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Cecilia

The name "Cecilia" is of Latin origin, and it means "Blind". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Latin Caecilia, feminine form of Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from the byname caecus (“blind”). Popularized by Saint Cecilia, third century Roman martyr, the patron saint of music.

  1. A female given name.

Cecilia was also found in the following language(s): German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Cecilia

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung is a cantopop writer. She was most prominent from 1998 to present. Cecilia was born on May 24th, 1980 in Hong Kong.

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Cecilia Brækhus

Cecilia Brækhus is a famous person. Cecilia was born on September 28th, 1981 in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker was a model and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 1970. Suzy was given the name Cecilia Ann Renee Parker on October 28th, 1932 in Long Island City, New York, U.S. Suzy is also known as Suzy Parker Dillman. She died on May 3rd, 2003.

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Cecilia Hart

Cecilia Hart is a notable person. Cecilia was born on February 19th, 1948 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S. Cecilia is also known as C.C. Jones.

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Cecilia Malmström

Cecilia Malmström is a European Commissioner for Trade, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Minister for European Union Affairs, List of European Commission portfolios, and Minister for EU Affairs (Sweden). Cecilia was born on May 15th, 1968 in Stockholm.

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The Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

The Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne was an important individual. The was given the name Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck by her parents Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (priest) and Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck on September 11th, 1862 in Belgravia, London. She died on June 23rd, 1938.

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  • CeCe Peniston
    (singer)
  • Cecilia Bartoli
    (opera singer)
  • Cécilia Attias
    (famed individual)
  • Cecilia Roth
    (actor)
  • Cecilia Vega
    (important somebody)
  • Cecilia Bolocco
    (presenter)
  • Cecilia Gallerani
    (important somebody)
  • Cecilia Beaux
    (artist)
  • Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
    (filipino writer)
  • Cecilia Muñoz
    (Director of the Domestic Policy Council)
  • Cecilia Underwood
    (royalty)
  • Cecilia
    (influential somebody)
  • Cecilia Suárez
    (actress)
  • Cecilia Nilsson
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia is a saint. She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. Saint was born in 2 in Rome.

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Cecilia

Cecilia was a musician. Cecilia was given the name Evangelina Sobredo Galanes on October 11th, 1948 in El Pardo, Madrid, Spain. Cecilia is also known as Cecilia. She died on August 2nd, 1976.

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Princess Cecilia

Princess Cecilia was royalty. She holds the title Grand Duchess of Oldenburg and Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. Her career lasted from 1831 to 1844. Princess was born as the child of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and Frederica of Baden on June 22nd, 1807 in Stockholm, Sweden. She breathed her last breath on January 27th, 1844.

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MARTHA CECILIA

MARTHA CECILIA was an influential somebody. Her career lasted from 1997 to 2014. MARTHA was given the name Maribeth Hamoy on May 13th, 1953 in Dapitan. She passed away on December 8th, 2014.

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Napoleon La Cecilia

Napoleon La Cecilia was a notable person. Napoleon was born in 1835. He breathed his last breath in 1878.

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Fredy Cecilia

Fredy Cecilia is an athlete for the América de Chimaltenango.

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What does the name Cecilia mean?

Cis for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Cis for charm, the undeniable you.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Iis for impressive, your list of qualities.

Ais for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

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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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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