What does Celeste mean?
Celeste \ce-les-te, cel(e)-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.
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 popularity 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 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Celestia, Celestine, Celia (#788 the previous year), Celina, Celine (#714) and Tina. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3757%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1473%, down 60.8%), with the forms Celeste, Celestine, Celia, Celina and Tina becoming somewhat dated. Celine (#714) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for this name. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Celeste and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Calesta. This name tends to be less commonly used than Celeste.