Celia - Meaning of Celia
[ 2 syll. ce-lia, cel-ia ] The baby girl name Celia is pronounced as SIYL-Yah or SIY-Liy-ah in English, CHEH-LYaa in Italian, -THEH-LYaa in Spanish, or SEH-LYaa in Spanish-Latin American †. Celia is primarily used in the English, Italian, Latin, Polish, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages. It is of Latin origin. It is from the words 'caelum' meaning heaven ; 'coeli' sky, heaven. The first name is derived from the Roman family name Caelia (Latin), which is possibly of the element 'caelum'; Caelia is also the feminine equivalent of Caelius. The first name was seldom used in the medieval period; among English speakers it was first popularized via literature, when it appeared as the name of a character in Shakespeare's play As You Like It (1623). It later appeared in Ben Jonson's comedy Volpone (1606).
In addition, Celia is an English, Italian, Latin, Polish, Scandinavian, and Spanish contraction of the English, Finnish, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish name Cecilia.
Celia is also an English form of the English and French name Celeste.
Celia is also an English, Italian, and Spanish form of the Russian, German, English, Italian, and Polish name Celina.
Celia is a classic favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1902, 0.102% of baby girls were given the name Celia. It had a ranking of #167 then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then, and in recent years it is used on a modest scale. In 2018, its usage was only 0.015% and its ranking #936. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Celia, Cecilia was the most regularly used. In 2018, it was more widely used than Celia by 6 times.
Baby names that sound like Celia include Ceilia, Seelia, Cecely, Ceciel, Cecile, Cecille, Cecily, Cecílie, Cecyl, Cecyle, Ceila, Ceilagh, Ceileh, Ceileigh, Ceili, Cela, Celee, Celei, Celes, and Celesse.
† Pronunciation for Celia: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)"
A famous person named Celia is Actress, Celia Johnson, born Celia Elizabeth Johnson 18 December 1908 - 26 April 1982, Richmond, Surrey, England.