Celia is a given name for women of Latin origin, as well as a nickname for Cecilia, Cecelia, Celeste, or Celestina. The name is often derived from the Roman family name Caelius, thought to originate in the Latin caelum ("heaven"). Celia was popular in British pastoral literature in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, possibly stemming from the ruler of the House of Holiness in Edmund Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queene or from a character in William Shakespeare's play As You Like It. Celia is also the name of the main character in the series Celia's Journey, by Melissa Gunther.
Citation Format: Eman AlShehri, Moria Belanger, Suzanna Arcand, Kathleen Klein Oros, Celia Greenwood, Patricia N. Tonin. Characterization of genomic landscapes of BRCA1 and BRCA2 implicated ovarian cancer specimens from a founder french canadian population [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium; Sep 8-9, 2014; Seattle, WA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Clin Cancer Res 2015;21(16 Suppl):Abstract nr POSTER-TECH-1101. 041b061a72