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

  

CÆCILIUS.  Latin name meaning "blind."  It has the feminine Cæcilia.

    The most obvious origin of the nomen of the great Cæcilian gens would be cæcus (blind); in fact Cæcilia means a slow-worm, as that reptile was supposed to be blind; but the Cæcilii would by no means condescend to the blind or small-eyed ancestor; and while some of them declared that they were the sons of Cæcas, a companion of Æneas, others traced their source to the founder of Præneste, the son of Vulcan, Cæculus, who was found beside a hearth, and called from caleo (to heat), the same with καίω (to burn).  There was a large gens of this name, famous and honourable, though plebeian; but rather remarkably, the feminine form has always been of more note than the masculine. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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