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For other uses, see Cecilia (disambiguation).
Nicolas Poussin - Sainte Cécile.jpg
Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.
Pronunciation (varies) sess-seel'yah
Gender Female
Name day November 22
Word/name Latin
Meaning Blind
Other names
Nickname(s) Celia, Cece
Related names Celia, Celeste

Cecilia, which is the name of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music, has been a consistently used name in the United States, where it has ranked among the top 500 names for girls for more than 100 years. It was the 274th most popular name for American girls born in 2007. It was the 317th most popular given name for women and girls in the United States census of 1990. It also ranked among the top 100 names for girls born in Sweden in the early years of the 21st century.[1]

Feminine variant forms[edit]

Masculine variants[edit]