from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cecilia, Saint Third century A.D. Christian martyr traditionally regarded as the patron saint of music.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See Cæcilia, etc.
- n. See Cœcilia, 1.
From Latin Caecilia, feminine form of Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from the byname caecus ("blind"). Popularized by Saint Cecilia, 3rd century Roman martyr, the patron saint of music. (Wiktionary)