Its source is cece, a Latin name meaning "Chick-pea."
Marcus Tillius Cicero (106 B.C - 43 B.C.) was a famous orator and writer, as well as a significant political figure of his time. The name he was known by, Cicero, had its origins in a humble agricultural product, the chick-pea.
This source, along with those of other Roman names such as Portia (from porcus, meaning ''pig'') and Fabianus (from fava meaning ''bean'') remind us that the Roman people began as farmers. Their creation of a world-dominating civilization was accomplished over a period of several centuries, but they maintained a connection to their origins throught the meanings of their names.