Cecil

Cecil - A very unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cecil, meaning blind, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #77. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cecil and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cecil? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cecil. The baby boy name Cecil was given to 38 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1791 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 43,186 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cecil peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1913 on position 74.



Famous with this name

Cecil Paz
Cecil Kellaway
Cecil Cunningham


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Cecil is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cecil is currently topping the baby name charts in Missouri at position #614 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,556.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cecil is where you live.


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Cecil origin and meaning

Cecil is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means blind. To see famous people named Cecil, pop culture references for the name Cecil and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cecil

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cecil, sorted by popularity.

Cole / Clay / Cleo / Cale / Cael / Cecilio / Cal / Cyle / Cheskel / Colie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121791
20111906
20101900
20091812
20081476
20071538
20061556
20051359
20041568
20031462
20021342
20011126
20001029
19991106
19981106
19971067
1996874
1995895
1994890
1993740
1992765
1991697
1990662
1989632
1988549
1987563
1986520
1985532
1984485
1983481
1982494
1981459
1980397
1979420
1978406
1977406
1976409
1975412
1974367
1973377
1972356
1971338
1970329
1969328
1968321
1967321
1966284
1965275
1964289
1963267
1962258
1961250
1960257
1959252
1958248
1957233
1956215
1955205
1954194
1953197
1952184
1951182
1950171
1949172
1948167
1947166
1946159
1945154
1944141
1943133
1942131
1941132
1940118
1939114
1938118
1937114
1936114
1935110
1934111
1933111
1932108
1931102
193099
1929101
192897
192792
192686
192586
192485
192387
192285
192179
192077
191978
191882
191783
191680
191575
191478
191374
191275
191175
191077

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Missouri614
Pennsylvania1047
Texas1196
Georgia1233
California2556

Even more about Cecil


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cecil a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cecil?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Cecil
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 43,186
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +38

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