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cecil

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > italic
ORIGIN:
latin  /  proto-italic 
NAME ROOT:
*KáYKOS / *KAIKOS > CAECUS > CAECILIUS
MEANING:
This name derives from the Latin “Caecus / Caecilius”, which in turn derives from the Proto-Italic and Proto-Indo-European Adjective “*káykos / *kaikos”, meaning “one-eyed, blind“. Saint Cecilia was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian, his brother Tiburtius, and a Roman soldier Maximus, suffered martyrdom ~230, under the Emperor Alexander Severus. She was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods. After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded. His worship is very popular because Cecilia is the patron saint of music.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

FEMININE
english
cecilia, cecily, cecelia, sheila, shayla, shelia, shyla, cicely, shelagh, sheelagh, shaila

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
Cäcilius, Cäcil

Ancient Greek - Latinized
Caecilius, Cæcilius
basque
Koikilli
catalan
Cecili
galician
cecilio
greek
Kikílias
italian
cecilio
lithuanian
Cecilijus
polish
Cecyliusz
portuguese
cecilio
romanian
ceciliu
spanish
cecilio

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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Name Songs

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CÉCIL ET CÉLINE ANNE SYLVESTRE

Notable people and personalities​

Cecil Arden (1894–1989), American Opera Singer (mezzo-soprano/contralto)
Cecil Banes-walker (1888–1915), English Cricketer
Cecil Boyd-rochfort (1887–1983), British Thoroughbred Racehorse Trainer
Cecil Brooks Iii (born 1961), American Jazz Drummer
Cecil Bødker (born 1927), Danish Writer
Cecil Castellucci (born 1969), American Writer And Musician
Cecil Charles Worster-drought (1888–1971), English Physician
Cecil Clarke (born 1968), Canadian Legislative Assemblymen
Cecil Cooper (born 1949), American Baseball Player And Manager
Cecil Day-lewis (1904–1972), Irish Poet And The British Poet Laureate
Cecil Dolecheck (born 1951), Iowa State Representative From The 96th District
Cecil Fielder (born 1963), American Baseball Player
Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish Hymnist
Cecil Frank Powell (1903–1969), British Physicist And Nobel Laureate
Cecil Grigg (1891–1968), American Football Player
Cecil Heftel (1924–2010), American Politician
Cecil Humphery-smith (born 1928), British Genealogist And Heraldist
Cecil Mamiit (born 1977), American Tennis Player
Cecil Mcbee (born 1935), American Jazz Bassist
Cecil Mountford (1919–2009), New Zealand Rugby Footballer And Coach
Cecil Parker (1897–1971), English Character And Comedy Actor
Cecil Parkinson (born 1931), British Politician
Cecil Potter (born 1888), Former Professional Manager
Cecil Purdy (1906–1979), Australian Chess Player
Cecil Rhodes (1853–1902), British Imperialist And Businessman
Cecil Sandford (born 1928), British Former Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer
Cecil Spring-rice (1859–1918), British Diplomat And Ambassador To United States 1912–1918
Cecil Taylor (born 1929), American Pianist And Poet
Cecil Tyndale-biscoe (1863–1949), British Missionary And Educationalist
Cecil Woodham-smith (1896–1977), British Historian And Biographer