Cisne is a village in Wayne County, Illinois, United States. The population was 673 at the 2000 census. Cisne was named in 1870 in honor of Levi Cisne on the suggestion of Charles A. Beecher, who was influential in building the railroad and the station around which the village of Cisne grew. Sources: The Story of Cisne by L.S. Harrington; and The House of Cisne, by J. C. Lappin, Wayne County Historical Society Scrapbook, Wayne County Press, Fairfield Illinois, October 3, 1955.