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[seel-yuh] /ˈsil yə/
a female given name, form of Cecilia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The wistful note in Celia's voice told something of her struggle.

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl Mary F. Leonard
  • Celia took the matter into her own hands and behaved just as if I were buying them for her.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Celia was sitting as usual before a pile of exercise books in her shabby little parlour.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Indeed, the only times when I really see him to talk to are when Celia comes to tea with me.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • To his surprise, and to the surprise of the others, Celia consented at once.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
Word Origin and History for Celia

fem. proper name, from Italian Celia, from Latin Caelia, fem. of Caelius, name of a Roman gens. Sheila is a variant.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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