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Name Silja

Origin:From a Latin word for blindTools:

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About the name Silja in particular

Languages of use:German, Frisian, Low German, Scandinavian
Is short form of:Cäcilie
US 2015 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Ilja, Lilja, Milja, Sila, Silje, Silka, Silva, Sinja, Vilja, Aila     Details
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About Cecil/Cecilia, the group of names with the same origin as Silja

Language of origin:Latin
Info about origin, female:female form of the Roman family name Caecilius which might be of unknown Etruscan origin
 normally seen as deriving from Latin caecus (blind)
 known from Saint Cecilia, a martyr (3rd century AD)
Words:caecus = blind  Latin
Topics:Roman family name
Variants' top ranks:1:Cecilie Denmark 1997,  2:Silje Norway 1998,  6:Sheila England+Wales 1934,  23:Cecilia Sweden 2014,  34:Cecília Brazil 2014,  34:Cecil England+Wales 1904,  36:Sille Denmark 2001,  39:Silja Finland/Finnish 2007,  41:Silke Denmark 2010,  71:Cécile France 1997
Somehow related to:Ceciliano
Old/original forms:Caecilia Latin, Caecilius Latin
Name variants:Cäcilia, Cäcilie, Cecelia, Cécile, Cecilia, Cecília, Cecilie, Cecily, Cylia, Shayla, Sheila, Shelia, Sheyla, Shyla, Sile, Silja, Silje, Silka, Silke, Sille, Sissy, Sylke, Cecil, Cecilio, Cecilius, Silko   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Silja

Finland/FinnishGraph2013 47,  2008 44,  2007 392006 48
Switzerland 1997 307