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Araceli is one of the names that's most quickly growing in popularity in the United States. First appearing on the list of most popular names in the 1960s, it's managed to hang on to a spot virtually every year after that. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Araceli:

Latin: The altar in heaven.

Origin of the name Araceli:

Araceli is a name that comes from the Latin term “ara caeli”, which means “the altar in heaven”.

Symbolism of the name Araceli:

Araceli is a name that tends to have a fair bit of religious significance and can often represent the faith of a family.

Style of the name Araceli:

Classic

Gender of the name Araceli:

Araceli is almost always used as a name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Araceli:

AIR-AH-SELL-E

Number of syllables in the name Araceli:

4

Emotion evoked from the name Araceli:

Araceli tends to evoke emotions that are related to happiness, joy, and general wistfulness.

Alternative spellings for the name Araceli:

  • Aracely
  • Aracelli
  • Aracaeli

Nicknames for the name Araceli:

  • Celly
  • Cell
  • Ara

Popularity of the name Araceli:

According to the Social Security Administration, Araceli last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021 when it was the 936th most popular name. The name peaked in popularity in 2002 as the 487th most popular baby name.

Related names for the name Araceli:

Great middle names for Araceli and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Araceli:

  • Araceli Ardón (Mexican author)
  • Araceli “Arly” Jover (Spanish actress)
  • Araceli González (Argentine model)

Aracelies in popular culture:

  • Araceli Gomez (character from the show ‘Two Sentence Horror Stories')
  • Araceli (character in the webcomic ‘Hazard's Wake')