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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Cecilia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Cecilia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Cecilia:
Records indicate that 86,359 girls in the United States have been named Cecilia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,453 people in the U.S. were given the name Cecilia. Those people are now 8 years old.
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Comments about the name Cecilia
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20 Positive Comments
"My name is Cecilia and I don't have a problem with it at all the name is so butiful and elegant my friends just call me Ceci and my family calls me C or Celia it is a AMAZING name." Oct. 30, 2020:
"I love how rare my name is it's elegant you don't meet a lot of Cecilia" Jul. 3, 2019:
"I have always loved the name, but I spell It "Cecillya"
i think its a beautiful and classy name and plan to name my future daughter Cecillya Ann" Jan. 14, 2012:
"my sisters friend has that name and she loves it her friends call her cece or c or sometimes celia" Oct. 7, 2010:
"Hi yet another Cecilia here, I was named after my grandmother and I love my name. I find a lot of people can't pronounce or spell it properly but i don't really mind. I've never been called cece, most people tend to call me Ces" Dec. 26, 2009:
"My name is Cecilia, and I never got teased about my name in my life. I think it's a really pretty name. Everybody I know loves my name. No problems to prononce, some spell it Cecelia. I got nicknamed " Celia ", " Cil" and " Cis".
I really think it's an awsome name, I am proud to wear it." Nov. 20, 2009:
"hey! my name is cecilia and i love my name it brings me happyness and when ever someone says my name i think im in heaven" Jul. 12, 2009:
"My grandmothers name is Cecilia and I plan on naming my daughter that! It's a classic beautiful name." May. 19, 2009:
"Yea, i notcie people spell the name wrong alot.
I'm 16 and my name is Cecilia. i love it.
I never had a nickname until this year it Cece.I was named after my great great grandma.
I lvoe my name," Apr. 29, 2009:
"I love this name very much. I would like to name my daughter Cecilia one day. Its beautiful, elegant, sexy, wise, melodic, and several other things- So many in fact that I don't feel I have the time to list them all. I truly hope who ever I find eventually will let me use this name should we have a daughter, Its just such an amazing name. The only thing about it that bothers me is that it can be nicknamed into 'Sissy', that name certainly bothers me a bit. Regardless, I'm going to try to instill in her that she should use her full name, or a nicer sounding nickname. Well, enough of my rabble. Its a very nice name, and I hope my some day daughter will think so as well." Nov. 24, 2008:
"everyone always spells it wrong and has to ask me how to spell it, i have only met 1 other person in my life with the name Cecilia and we called eachother "big Cecilia" and "little Cecilia"" Dec. 13, 2007:
"My best friends name is Cecilia and she's the coolest person i know!!! :)" Dec. 13, 2007:
"This is my name! People generally spell it wrong, though. Although I am 43, my nickname is Ceci and most people call me that. I did not like the name Cecilia when I was young because it was too unusual. I got teased a lot. Now, I hear it quite often. I think it is a very cool name. I guess I had to grow into it. lol" Mar. 28, 2007:
"I love this name it's so cool! St. Cecilia is the Patron Saint of Music, so I'm basing my Confirmation name around her (and because it's so pretty!)" Mar. 26, 2007:
"i love it cos its my name, but it really annoys me when people spell it Cecelia cos its CECILIA!" Mar. 5, 2007:
"I love this name! I am pregnant with my first child, I don't know the gender of the baby but if it's girl I will name her Cecilia, it is such a classy name but fun at the same time with the nickname being Ce Ce or Celia. Love it!" Feb. 19, 2007:
"My name is Cecilia and it is probably the most amazing name in the whole entire world. Everyone with the name Cecilia is probably beautiful and fantastic!! Just like me!! I love Derek!!" Jan. 16, 2007:
"This is my daughter's name after her great grandmother. We call her Ce Ce. It is a beautiful name and is really underutilized--that's why we love it--hardly anyone else has it :)" Jan. 11, 2007:
"I love the name Cecilia. It is classy, sweet, and will age well. It has a musical sound. Of course, the patron saint of music was named this. Cecilia will be my first daughter's name." Oct. 3, 2006:
"I love my name and the spelling of it, however, often people always tend to spell it Cecelia. I often have to let people know that my name is spelled Cecilia. Also by having this name you inherit the nickname Cece-which I love to play around with....In general people really love the sound of this name." Sep. 5, 2006:
3 Negative Comments
"Hi my name nam name is Cecilia and I think it's colo if your name is Cecilia and it is special because it's a rare name to have! :)" Dec. 5, 2016:
"My name is Celia not Cecelia/Cecilia yet practically everyone I meet automatically says Cecelia instead. I don't like my name, no one can pronounce it, spell it nor understand it over the phone or in voice-mail. My parents call me Cia 'see-uh' for short and my siblings and husband call me Cil.
I've met one Cecilia and one Celia so far." May. 16, 2012:
"Just the overall sound of the letters seems too sharp." Apr. 4, 2011:
15 Neutral Comments
"My name is Cecilia. I'm not a huge fan of it. I like that I share the name with St. Cecilia. I don't like that people always misspell it as Cecelia. I also don't like that people constantly misunderstand my name over the phone. I'm frequently called Sofia over the phone. I often give a different name when ordering out because I get tired of being misunderstood. I am Latina so many people within the Latin culture call me "Cesi" which I actually like. I HATE being called CeCe. I also don't like the way it looks when I write it but I guess that's because I have awful handwriting." Feb. 28, 2015:
"Hi my name is Cecilia and I actually love my name. People call me Cece, C, and Celia but mainly Cece." Jul. 22, 2014:
"Cecilia is from St. Cecilia, the patron Saint of Music it has been ruined by today's uneducated or more importantly people who do not want to educate themselves or our society. My daughter's name Cecilia because she was born on November 22nd the patron Saint's Feast Day." Jun. 24, 2014:
"My name is Cecilia. I'm 14 and people love my name. They say it's a pretty name. I'm getting more compliments as I'm getting older. Sometimes, my family and some of my friends call me Ceci. Yes, my mom introduced me to the song Cecilia, by Simon and Garfukel (sp?). Almost every teacher sang it to me." Sep. 11, 2012:
"My cousin's name is Cecilia. She usually goes by CC. It's an okay, name. I don't know anyone else with the same name. I don't think she's met anyone else with that name either. It's unique." Feb. 20, 2011:
"I love that I'm not the only Cecilia that can't stand when people spell it with an e after the second c. The right way is with an i just like Sean is mispelled if it isn't spelled Sean (the proper way.LOL). I actually use Celia or Ceil most of the time unless I'm writing then I usually prefer my proper name - Cecilia." Nov. 29, 2010:
"my name is Cecilia and my grandmother ask my mother if she had a girl if she would name her Cecilia and....she did. when i was young i didn't like it because i never knew anyone with my name, also no one could pronounce it.Now that i'm older i love that it is uncommon and i have noticed there are a few more us out there." Aug. 22, 2010:
"dear how dey\you me a lot to me i love ur smile i cherish ur ways i adore ur style en model, what can i say about u i love ur 24\7 ,
you love to me i don t no maybe is truth may the lord grace shine upon ur family`& bless u wit al ur hrt dsires in dis month i love u take a kiss kiss love" Jul. 14, 2010:
"We named our daughter Cecilia and absolutely love it! We also find that most people adore the name and think it's ultra feminine and traditional yet not used often. We call her Celia often and are trying to avoid CeCe until she's a little older. We always get compliments on the name Cecilia from young and old people." Oct. 13, 2009:
"i was named Cecilia after my gandmom. i think it sounds old, but i love my nickname, which is Cece. i get made fun of alot in school because of it. but idc, and my friends don't make fun." Apr. 27, 2009:
"my great aunt's name is cecilia but everyone calls her ceil" Dec. 21, 2008:
"Cecilia is my middle name, when I was in college I decided Cecilia sounded more young and fresh. My first name Nora sounds too old and frumpy. I get a lot of compliments about my name Cecilia, especially from men. I've been told my name matches my looks and personality... classy, vibrant, sexy and exotic." Jul. 23, 2008:
"My real name is CeCe but everyone thinks that it is short for Cecilia." Jul. 20, 2008:
"This is a beautiful name. I'm trying to get my husband to agree to name our next child that if it's a girl." Jan. 10, 2008:
"hi my friends name was cecilia. at first i never could say it right then we just made up a nickname for her! lol" May. 9, 2006:
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