[ 1 syll. ce-cil, cec-il ] The baby girl name Cecil is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as S-S-ehL †. Cecil has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in English. Cecil is a contracted form of the English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish Cecilia.
Cecil is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.050% of baby girls being named Cecil. It had a ranking of #255 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is of only sporadic use now. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Cecil, Cecilia was the most popular. Cecil has mainly been a boy name in the last century. There were 25 times more boys than girls who were named Cecil in 1943.
† Pronunciation for Cecil: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"