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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cicely

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cic"e*ly
Any one of several umbelliferous plants, of the genera Myrrhis Osmorrhiza, etc.

Etymology: L. seselis, Gr. �, �; perh. ultimately of Egyptian origin

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a variant of Cecily and Cecilia used since the Middle Ages.

Notable Persons Named Cicely

Cicely Tyson is an actress. She was most active from 1951 to present. Cicely was born on December 18th, 1924 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Cicely Mary Barker was an author, illustrator, and artist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1911 to 1962. Cicely was born Cicely Mary Barker on June 28th, 1895 in Croydon, Surrey, England. She left this life on February 16th, 1973.

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Dame Rebecca West was a writer. Dame was given the name Cicely Isabel Fairfield on December 21st, 1892. She died on March 15th, 1983.

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Cicely Williams was a physician and lecturer. Cicely was given the name Cicely Delphine Williams on December 2nd, 1893 in Kew Park, Jamaica. She passed away on July 13th, 1992.

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She breathed her last breath in 1631.

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Cicely Fox Smith was a writer. Cicely was born on February 1st, 1882 in Lymm, Cheshire, United Kingdom. She breathed her last breath on April 8th, 1954.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 5 0
1918 5 5 0
1920 6 6 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 10 10 0
1926 5 5 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 5 5 0
1939 6 6 0
1941 6 6 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1953 6 6 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 10 10 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 13 13 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 212 212 0
1974 256 256 0
1975 119 119 0
1976 96 96 0
1977 129 129 0
1978 117 117 0
1979 113 113 0
1980 79 79 0
1981 83 83 0
1982 85 85 0
1983 71 71 0
1984 60 60 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 35 35 0
1987 30 30 0
1988 32 32 0
1989 23 23 0
1990 17 17 0
1991 25 25 0
1992 35 35 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 35 35 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 31 31 0
1999 29 29 0
2000 27 27 0
2001 19 19 0
2002 28 28 0
2003 17 17 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 24 24 0
2006 22 22 0
2007 20 20 0
2008 13 13 0
2009 16 16 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 26 26 0
2014 11 11 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 16 16 0
2017 9 9 0

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Popularity of Cicely as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cicely

  • How Popular is the name Cicely? Cicely is the 6,165th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cicely have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,313 babies born with the first name Cicely in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cicely to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cicely? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cicely first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cicely is Monday, February 3rd, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Cicely born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cicely was in 1974 with a total of 256 babies.
  • Random Cicely Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cicely is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Cicely: Your name in reverse order is Ylecic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yelcci. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 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.