Its source is Caecilia, a Latin name meaning "Blind."
This girl's name is used in English.
The name Cecelia ranked 774th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 445th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
This ancient Roman family name gave rise to the feminine Cecilia, which in time developed into Cecile and Cecily.
Although those names are usually considered female equivalents of the male Cecil, that name probably descended from a Welsh original, Seissylt, meaning ''the sixth child.''