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Cecilia (F)>

Cecilia (female)

Variants:Cäcilie (F) Cecil (F) Cecily (F) Síle (F) Silja (F) Zília (F) Zille (F)
Pet Name(s):Cessie (F) Sessie (F) Sessy (F) Sia (F) Sis (F) Sissy (F)
Derivative(s):Celia (F) Sheila (F)
Derivative of:Caecilia (F)
Can be spelt:Cecillia (F)
Masculine form:Cecil (M)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private correspondence [TL3]

English and Scottish, from the feminine of Caecilius, a Roman family name from Latin "blind".

See Cecily for all the variants.

Cecillia is the most frequent variation in the spelling of Cecilia in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire, but note that there are a number of infrequent ones, including Ceselia and Cecelia.  Also, Ciclia has been found in the 1841 Census of The Kingdom of Fife [TL3].