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Origin of the name CICELY.
Etymology of the name CICELY.
Meaning of the baby name CICELY.


CICELY.  An English 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)

... Cécile 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)


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