Cecilia

Cecilia - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cecilia, meaning blind, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #226. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cecilia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cecilia? 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 Cecilia. The baby girl name Cecilia was given to 1,425 baby girls in 2012, ranking #216 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 992 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cecilia peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 212.



Famous with this name

Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Freire
Cecilia Roth


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Cecilia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cecilia is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #115 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #616.

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 Cecilia is where you live.


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Cecilia origin and meaning

Cecilia is a 7 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means blind. To see famous people named Cecilia, pop culture references for the name Cecilia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cecilia

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

Chloe / Cecelia / Celia / Callie / Cleo / Cecile / Cayla / Cali / Caylee / Cecily /

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
2012216
2011242
2010279
2009264
2008271
2007275
2006264
2005281
2004284
2003271
2002269
2001269
2000284
1999286
1998286
1997294
1996273
1995253
1994288
1993283
1992275
1991293
1990327
1989311
1988342
1987330
1986352
1985359
1984327
1983363
1982366
1981348
1980366
1979359
1978379
1977408
1976396
1975406
1974396
1973405
1972377
1971384
1970392
1969403
1968400
1967360
1966357
1965335
1964329
1963315
1962276
1961296
1960282
1959273
1958279
1957265
1956272
1955268
1954268
1953252
1952250
1951247
1950249
1949241
1948241
1947240
1946253
1945261
1944256
1943233
1942233
1941247
1940250
1939263
1938269
1937263
1936271
1935276
1934304
1933297
1932294
1931300
1930262
1929302
1928273
1927258
1926248
1925252
1924241
1923238
1922242
1921245
1920238
1919233
1918233
1917237
1916240
1915221
1914237
1913218
1912213
1911212
1910226

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota115
South Dakota143
Michigan144
Ohio146
District of Columbia148
Massachusetts152
Illinois165
New York167
Louisiana171
Nebraska174
Missouri177
Connecticut179
Montana181
Pennsylvania182
New Jersey182
Wisconsin190
Maryland194
Colorado204
Indiana207
South Carolina208
Rhode Island210
Arizona222
Kansas223
Virginia239
Texas268
Florida268
Oregon281
California284
Georgia286
Washington293
Idaho298
Kentucky299
North Carolina306
New Mexico314
Iowa321
Nevada323
Tennessee326
Oklahoma386
Alabama404
Utah452
Arkansas463
Mississippi616

Even more about Cecilia


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 Cecilia 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cecilia?

4 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
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cecilia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 992
Letter count 7
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,425

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