- a female given name, form of Cecilia.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for celia
Sex,” Celia says after overhearing tenants going at it, “could fragment into clichés.This Week’s Hot Reads: August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013
His lovely wife, who is also a formidable actress, Celia, has lent it to me for a couple of months, and I do really love it.Literary City: Deborah Levy’s London
February 22, 2013
Celia Eydeland, 17Piano since 7, played at Carnegie Hall, music honors program.Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, Reviewed by Teenagers
July 5, 2012
After their first readings, we immediately knew we had found our Celia and Elizabeth, respectively.
There was a true, transformative experience when Jessica started reading the role of Celia.
Eleven o'clock was striking, and Celia went off with her aunt.
"It was for me that Morano spoke just now," Celia murmured in Benedetta's ear.
And Celia, on recognising him, beckoned to him in a friendly way.
Yes, I heard Celia say that he was starting for Naples this evening at six o'clock.
I looked at the pianola and then I said to Celia, "I must play it once again."
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