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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Cecily
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Cecily in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Cecily:
Records indicate that 1,430 girls in the United States have been named Cecily since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1989, when 473 people in the U.S. were given the name Cecily. Those people are now 31 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.
Comments about the name Cecily
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10 Positive Comments
"It?s a really pretty name, which I?ve loved since I read The Importance of Being Earnest. I don?t understand why people can?t pronounce it! My daughter?s name is Cecily." Oct. 23, 2018:
"I love the name Cecily, it's so pretty and uncommon." Dec. 30, 2016:
"People have misspelled and mispronounced my name my whole life - "Cicily," "Ce-SEE-lee," "Seeley," "Celeste," "Cecile" etc. Since Cecily Strong made it on SNL I have noticed a lot more people getting it right. My mom was a teacher of Theatre and Public Speaking and named me after the Oscar Wilde character. I like being a Cecily." Apr. 28, 2015:
"My name has been "Cecily" since 1948 when my Mom found it in an English prayer book. My father was of Italian decent, a second generation Catholic American. In order to have me baptized they had to have a saint's name approved by the church. Cecily is a derivative of the name St. Cecilia.
I have always loved my name, and have only recently met another young lady with the same name.
My Dad sometimes called me "Ces."" Jun. 16, 2014:
"Haha my name is Cecily as well and people mis-pronounce it all the time. My art teacher never got it right even after i was in his class for half of a year" Dec. 17, 2009:
"our friend is called cecily and people always get it wrong. She has been called many names but we love cecily." Dec. 17, 2009:
"I was named after Cecily Cardew, a character in Oscar Wilde's wonderful play, "The Importance of Being Earnest". Having such a delightful character and play as my namesake is fun.
I love being named Cecily. It is confusing for people at first, but on the other hand, I always get compliments on it. I like that it is unusual, and I've had people tell me that they plan to name a future child Cecily, because they love the name so much." Aug. 13, 2009:
"My name is Cecily. I was named after my father Cecil. I have been called eveything but the actual pronunciation if my name. LOL! I tell people it is just like the chocolate Nestle with a c...nestle~cecily. see! LOL!!" Jun. 9, 2009:
"My name is Cicely and i love that it is so unique." Jan. 21, 2008:
"We named our daughter Cecily (born 1999) and we hear compliments all of the time. It's pretty yet uncommon, and it fits her to a T. People do mispronounce it (usually Cicely) and never know how to spell it, but once they hear it a second time, they usually get it right." Aug. 10, 2005:
16 Neutral Comments
"My name is Cecily and I like it as it's not common or "trendy". HOWEVER!!!...........I HATE it when people call me CICELY!!! Can't they tell the difference between "e" and "i"???? I am forever having to point this out to people!!" Feb. 10, 2018:
"I am 58 years old and have not been real happy with my name of Cecily my entire life. This is because people can't remember my name easily or can't pronounce it. My own cousin couldn't remember my name. Mom named me in honor of my deceased grandfather Cecil. Just in the last few years have I seen others with my name. Guess it's getting a little more popular. Just wish people would try harder to say it correctly." Oct. 16, 2014:
"My name is also cecily haha! I didn't like my name because of all the mispronounciation it got but now I love it! It's so unique and pretty I think. I always get compliments on it and say the name fits me to a T. Since it is such a difficult name to pronounce most of my friends call me cec and I love it." Aug. 19, 2014:
"My daughter was named Cecily after a character on the famous All My Children soap opera. I loved it since I first heard it. She was born in 1999. People pronounce it and spell if wrong all the time." Jul. 6, 2014:
"My name is just too awesome. I'm too legit to quit." Nov. 9, 2012:
"my name is cecily i disliked my name for a little bitbut now sense ever one of my friends call me cec-mess i love it lol people alwyas gets my name wrong(: but u should always love your uncommen name CECILY and im glad there is another cecily that understands wat people think bout your name" Feb. 28, 2011:
"Hi ya'll! My name is Cecily too LOL! It's so weird to see soo many people with the same name as me, mostly because I've never met anyone who has the same name as me. Living in Texas the closest would be Cecilia. I get all kinds of pronounciations LOL, and if i go one day without spelling my name its a miracle :P especially cause I work at a call center EVERYONE gets my name wrong LOL. Before stumbling on this page i never really thought about my name that much but now that I really think about it I LOVE my name. Its UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL :)" Oct. 20, 2010:
"My name is Cecily... Yes, alot of people get my name wrong and ofcourse they spell it wrong too...but when they finally get used to it, they love it. I dislike my name; since I was little. I'm 16 now...I kindof getting used to the name Cecily. My mom was going to name me Amy, but then she was watching All My Children on T.V. and this girl on their was name Cecily. She fell in love with that name. No, I have never met a person with the name Cecily before.I have facebook and I see alot of people name Cecily though. They even tell me that they have never met another Cecily before. Ofcourse, I have names that they call me, for example: Cec(most of my frineds call me Cec).....Alot of people say its very unique and very uncommon but also alot of people say its a very pretty name." Jun. 19, 2010:
"My name is Cecily!...I was born in 1989...pretty much no one has my name and i love that:)...its so unique and im happy my parents name me it. My mom got my name from an actress on a soap opera. haha" May. 26, 2010:
"We named our daughter Cecily. It is a name that an aunt mentioned to me 30 years ago. The name stuck in my head but I was always neutral about it. In choosing a name I wanted something rare but not made up. (I know all names are made up but some are just a little too newly made up for my taste.) Cecily fit the bill for me. It is rare, old, feminine, sounds great, and I love it. I wanted to avoid the dreaded "Cecy" nickname so I gave her the middle name Claire and we sometimes call her CC. She is 5 & I was always a little worried that I would come up with something that I like better. I haven't. I love the name more and more all the time." Feb. 24, 2010:
"My name is Cecily. I'm 18 years old and i have a twin sister. Her name is chelsea. Most people usually say my name wrong. For example "Cic-aly" or "Cecilia". I have to correct people alot, but they all seem to think my name is pretty once they get it right.(If they ever do). :) I just answer to anything that sounds close! Heck, half the time i answer to my sisters name because people cant tell us apart. But overall i love my name. It's different and unique, and thats usually what i look for with me being a twin. I'm very happy with it!" Mar. 28, 2009:
"MY NAME IS ALSO CECILY AND MY MOM SAYS SHE NAMED ME AFTER AN ACTRESS.A LOT OF PEOPLE MISSPRONOUNCE MY NAME ALSO BUT I JUST CORRECT THEM AND THEN THEY SAY WHOA THATS A COOL NAME!!" Sep. 3, 2008:
"my daughter is almost 2 in december and her name is cecily but spelt cesilee. i love my lil mama'z she knows how to say her name, which i thought it would be hard for her. people in her family call her sissy, and people might say sicily. its annoying. thanks" Nov. 30, 2007:
"My niece's name is Cecily. She was named after her grandfather, who's name was Cecil. It's nice that it's a fairly unique name." Jul. 24, 2007:
"My name is Cecily. I don't seem to like it right now, at my age, I'm sure that will change when Im older, though. People usually say my name is "Siss-aly" and "Cecilia". Very rarely do i ever get called by the real pronunciation of my name, which is "Cec-a-lee" or "Cec-lee", most people just give up and start calling me Ceecee which I'm not very fond of, either. Some of my closre friends call me Cecy. I have never met anyone else with the name Cecily, but I do know of a comedian, and plenty of television producers and such named Cecily." Apr. 4, 2007:
"My name is Cicely and I am sorry that Cicely doesn't even have an entry in this database! Opposite of the previous post, people always mispronounce my "Cecily" and it makes me crazy. I like my name in general but I do tire of it sometimes. It doesn't flow off the tongue real easily, even for me. My mom discovered the name from the actress Cicely Tyson and fell in love with it before she even planned to have a child. She never picked another name. People usually never forget my name once they get it down well, just like the last entry said. But I get called Chelsea, Cindy, Chloe, CeeCee, you name it! I tell them its like the island just spelled different, and like the fake town on "Northern Exposure." That usually works." Apr. 17, 2006:
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