Meaning and name origin
Celeste \ce-les-te, cel(e)-ste\ as a girl's name is pronounced seh-LEST. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Celeste is "heavenly". Anglicized form of CÚleste (French), from Latin Caelestis, a popular name among early Christians. The masculine form Celestin was the name of five popes, the first one in AD 422. The name may be associated with Queen Celeste, wife of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff's children's book character Babar, the Elephant. Actress Celeste Holm; casting agent Celestia Fox.
Celeste▼ has 46 variant forms: Cela, Celes, Celesia, Celesley, Celesse, Celest, Celesta, Celestena, Celestene, Celestia, Celestial, Celestiel, Celestijna, Celestin, Celestina, Celestine▼, Celestinea, Celestyna, Celestyne, Celia▼, Celie, Celina▼, Celinda, Celine▲, Celinka, Celisse, Celka, Celleste, Celyna, Saleste, Salestia, Seleste, Selestia, Selestina, Selestine, Selestyna, Selestyne, Silesta, Silestena, Silestia, Silestijna, Silestina, Silestyna, Silestyne, Tina▼ and Tinka.
Celeste is a very popular first name for females (#521 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29208 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Celeste for girls. Celeste reached its highest rank of #204 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Celeste and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Celeste (#467), Celine (#714), Celia (#788), Tina, Celestia, Celina and Celestine. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Calesta. This name tends to be less commonly used than Celeste.