A gender-neutral name with some classic flair, Cecil can be traced back to Roman times. Cecil is the anglicized form of the noble Welsh surname Seissylt, which comes from the Latin name Sextilius or Sextus, meaning "sixth." It also comes from the Latin family name Caecilius, which is derived from the name Caecus, which means "blind." Film legend Cecil B. De Mille gives this ancient name a dash of vintage charm, making it perfect for your little trendsetter.
Famous People Named Cecil
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- Cecil B. DeMilleDirector
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