Type Island & Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsɪ.sɪ.li/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Latin Sicilia, itself from Greek Σικελία (Sikelia), named for the the ancient tribe of the Sicels (Σικελοί). They were probably of Italic origin, but the meaning of their tribal name is unknown. This is the name of a large island in the Mediterranean, part of Italy.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSikelia(Ancient Greek) Sicilia(Ancient Roman) Siqiliyyah(Arabic) Sicília(Catalan) Sicile(French) Sizilien(German) Sikelia(Greek) Sicilia(Italian) Sicília(Portuguese) Sicilia(Spanish) Sicilya(Turkish)
Entry added April 23, 2024