What does Celeste mean?
Celeste /ce-le-ste/ 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.
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.Kreatif forms: Caleste, Celesty, Cileste. [more]
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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Celeste for girls. Celeste reached its apex position of #204 in the U.S. in 2004, and is at #467 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Celeste (#467 from current records) rated in the Top 1000 are Celestia, Celestine, Celia (#788 from current records), Celina, Celine (#714) and Tina. These forms of Celeste were popular with parents during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.38%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.15%, down 61%), with the forms Celeste, Celestine, Celia, Celina and Tina becoming somewhat dated. Celine is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for this name.
Recommended similar baby names are Allette, Calesta, Calista, Calisto, Callesta, Calysta, Caresse, Carlette, Cecette, Celene, Celenne, Cerese, Chelese, Chellsie, Chelsie, Cheresse, Coleta, Colette, Collette, Cosette, Erlette, Halette, Jenette, Jolette and Julette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Celeste.