[ 4 syll. ce-ce-lia, cec-el-ia ] The baby girl name Cecelia is pronounced Seh-SIY-Liy-aa- †. Cecelia is of Latin origin and it is used mainly in English. Cecelia is a spelling variant of the English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Cecilia.
Cecelia is an all-time favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.098% of baby girls were named Cecelia. It was #176 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked decline in frequency since then, and it is of only very modest use in recent times. In 2016, it ranked at #538 with a usage of 0.030%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Cecelia, Cecilia was the most widely used. The name was thrice as popular as Cecelia in 2016.
Baby names that sound like Cecelia include Sigalia (Hebrew), Sigaliya (Hebrew), Sooleawa, Suhaila (African, Arabic, and Swahili), Suhailah (Arabic), Ceceli (English), Cecelie, Cecely (English), Ceciel (Dutch), Cecil (English), Cecile (English and French), Cecilee, Ceciley, Cecilia (English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish), Cecilie (Czech, German, and Scandinavian), Cecille (English and French), Cecily (English, French, and Latin), Cecílie (Czech), Cecyl (English), and Cecyle (English).
† Pronunciation for Cecelia: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"