Name: Celia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Celia

  • Meaning:
    Heaven; blind
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (SEEL ya); (SEEL ee ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Celia

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  • Used in:
    English, Polish and Spanish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Celia might be a short form of Cecilia, from the Latin meaning "blind".

    Celia is also an Italian and Spanish name derived from the Latin 'caelum' meaning "heaven".

    In Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' Celia is the daughter of Duke Frederick, who escapes to the Forest of Arden with Rosalind. She is disguised as a girl named 'Aliena'.

    Famous bearers include actresses Celia Johnson and Celia Imrie.

    The name is relatively common in Spain, where it was the 35th most popular name in 2006.

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Popularity Rank of Celia (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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