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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cecil
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cecil in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Cecil:
Records indicate that 103,826 boys in the United States have been named Cecil since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 2,459 people in the U.S. were given the name Cecil. Those people are now 96 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
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"Despite the popularity in the 20th century of American film director Cecil B. de Mille, to some Americans, if not all, this name (pron. 'see-sall' in America but 'sess-all' in England) sounds like an evil or insipid blond youth from an old novel written in 19th-century England with said blond guy as the main antagonist opposite a tall, dark, and handsome protagonist (with any name other than this one). Then again, it may instead sound like a gray-haired English butler with a monocle in one eye...and he'd still be a villain (English actors, especially ones with quintessential British names, are often cast as bad guys in Hollywood films), or perhaps one of the more sympathetic male characters out there." Sep. 24, 2011:
"Pronounced as 'see-sall', and most popular when the American film director Cecil B. de Mille was around." May. 29, 2008:
"My name is Cecil.
Some people think Im actually a hamster, but they meet me and kinda ignore me :(" Feb. 7, 2008:
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