Sissy is used as a nickname for names like Elizabeth (meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance” from Hebrew ‘Elisheva) , Cecilia/Cecelia (which comes from a Roman family name via Latin caecus meaning “blind”), Priscilla (which also comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning “old, ancient”) and Frances (which comes from Late Latin Franciscus meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin), etc. Sissy has also been used as a derogatory term for an effeminate male as well as a nickname for sister.
Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European
- Cissy (English)
- Sissi (German, Finnish)