First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cilly

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Uncertain; possibly a pun on silly and the letters CIL used as a cryptographic key.

  1. (cryptography, dated) Any predictable facet of the Enigma Machine cipher due to operator error or laziness, whose existence helped the Allies to break the code.

Notable Persons Named Cilly

Cilly Aussem was a tennis player. Cilly was born on January 4th, 1909 in Cologne. She died on March 22nd, 1963.


Cilly Feindt was an actress, circus performer, and circus. She was most active from 1925 to 1962. Cilly was born on April 8th, 1909 in Berlin. She left this life on August 21st, 1999.


Fun Facts about the name Cilly

  • When was the first name Cilly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cilly is Sunday, February 22nd, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Cilly? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cilly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cilly: Your name in reverse order is Yllic. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icyll. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cilly born Jul 23, 1931

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 Yugoslavia approximately on 1475. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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