Origin of the name CICELY.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CICELY.
form of Latin Cæcilia
(q.v.), meaning "blind." Usage: America, England.
Cicely Tyson, an American actress. Cicely Mary
Barker (d. 1973), was an English illustrator. (Wiki)
in France was only less popular than the English Cicely was with all
ranks before the Reformation. Cicely Neville, the Rose of Raby,
afterwards Duchess of York, called "Proud Cis," gave it the
chief note in England; but her princess grandchild, Cicely Plantagenet,
was a nun, and thus did not transmit it to any noble family. After
the Reformation, Cicely sank to the level of "stammel
waistcoat," and was the milkmaid's generic name. And so the
gentlewoman who had inherited Cicely from their grandmothers, were
ashamed of it; and it became Cecilia, until the present reaction against
fine names setting in, brought them back to Cecil
and Cecily... (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)