Cecilia


Cecilia
Cecilia
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Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.
Pronunciation sess-seel'yah
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name Latin
Meaning blind
Other names
Nickname(s) Celia Cece
Related names Celia, Celeste

Cecilia (pronounced /sɨˈsiːliə/ ses-see-lee-ə; Italian pronunciation: [tʃeˈtʃiːlja]) is a female given name of Latin origin meaning the way for the blind.[1] It is derived from a Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Latin word caecus, meaning blind. "Cécilia", "Cécilie", "Cécile" and other variations, however, alter the meaning of the word, as they are derived from the french word "céscelisme" or in archaic french "céciaelism" meaning "one of the shining light" or "one of the world".

Cecilia, which is the name of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music, has been a consistently used name in the United States, where it has ranked among the top 500 names for girls for more than 100 years. It was the 274th most popular name for American girls born in 2007. It was the 317th most popular given name for women and girls in the United States census of 1990. It also ranked among the top 100 names for girls born in Sweden in the early years of the 21st century.[2]

Feminine variant forms

Masculine variants

Myshka (Englaterian )

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  • Cecilia — Cecilia, LA U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana Population (2000): 1505 Housing Units (2000): 578 Land area (2000): 1.743213 sq. miles (4.514902 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.743213 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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