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What does Celeste mean?

Celeste Pronunciation of Celeste [ce-leste] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: queen, book (literary).


Celeste has 46 variants: 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Celete, Coleste, ..

(male) Celece, Celeson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Celeste Madyson (C.M.), ..

How popular is Celeste?

Celeste is a very prominent first name for females (#521 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#20111 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Celeste reached its apex position of #204 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #499 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celeste name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Celeste outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Celeste (#499 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Celesta, Celestia, Celestina, Celestine, Celia (#858 from current records), Celie, Celina (#1361), Celine (#824) and Tina (#1466). These forms of Celeste were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.7%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.1%, down 90%), with forms like Celeste becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celeste, Celesta, Celestia, Celestina, Celestine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Celina, Celine, Tina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Celine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alette, Allette, Arlette, Bellette, Cadette, Calee, Calesta, Calista, Calisto, Callesta (see Calista), Calysta, Caresse, Carlette, Cecette, Cele, Celeena, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celenne, Celinde, Cellie, Celosia, Celsea, Ceres, Cerese, Cerise, Cerisse, Chelese, Chelesia, Chelise, Chellsie (see Chelsea), Chelsae, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelsie, Cherese, Cheresse, Cleone, Cleta, Cloette, Colene, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Colette, Collete, Collette, Cosette, Cozette, Eevette (see Evette), Ellette, Erlette, Genette, Gilette, Halette, Jenette, Jolette, Julette, Kolette, Lenette, Nellette, Odelette, Olette, Perlette, Renette, Tempeste, Vedette, Yevette and Yolette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Celeste.

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