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What does Celso mean?

Celso /cel-so/ as a boys' name is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Celso is "high, lofty". As in "Gloria in Excelsis Deo". Also a part of words for sky, like "ciel" (French) and "coelum" (Latin).


Celso has 2 variants: Celsius and Celsus.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Celco, Celmo, ..

(female) Celce, Celsi, ..

How popular is Celso?

Celso is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#76465 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Celso for boys. Celso entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #1926 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Cedro, Celesto, Celio, Cleo and Colson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Celso.