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Girl Name: Celeste

Name: Celeste
Pronunciation: \ce-les-te, cel(e)-ste\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: heavenly
Origin: Latin
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, Tinka
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 521
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 29208

Description

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 C?ste (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.

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Popularity

Celeste is a very popular first name for women (#521 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#29208 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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