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Of all the baby names, Celeste is one of the popular options among new parents. Celeste is a name that sounds like its meaning: “celestial.” It has a regal and upper-class feel, which will be sure to make your child feel special. As of 2020, it is still popular, on the top 400 list. Let's explore the meaning and other details behind this classic name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Celeste:

In Latin, the name Celeste means “heavenly” or “celestial.” Celeste is the Latin and Italian form of the baby name Caelestis, a masculine name. This name was used during the late times of the Latin culture in Rome and other locations around the world. It has the same meaning, therefore, as Celeste.

Symbolism of the name Celeste:

Celeste has a meaning based on the name Caelestis. This name meant “of the sky” or “heavenly” to the ancient Latin people.

Nicknames for the name Celeste:

  • Cece
  • Letty
  • Lettie
  • Elle 
  • Ellie 
  • Este
  • Cellie
  • Celly
  • Cell
  • Les
  • Lessy
Baby name Celeste

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Gender of the name Celeste:

Celeste is a regal and feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Celeste:


Number of syllables in the name Celeste:


Emotion evoked from the name Celeste:

Celeste is very refined and noble. It is a formal name and kind.

Alternative spellings for the name Celeste:

  • Celleste
  • Seleste
  • Selleste

Popularity of the name Celeste:

The baby name Celeste was on the top 300 list from 1994 to 2001 and from 2003 to 2005. It received its highest ranking in 2004 at rank 204. As of 2020, Celeste is a top 400 name at rank 353 for girls.

Great middle names for Celeste and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Celeste:

  • Celeste Martin (character from “Celeste and Jessie Forever”)
  • Celeste Boyd (character from “Mystic River”)
  • Celeste (character from “Babar the Elephant”)
  • Celeste Newsome (character from the “Selection” series)
  • Celeste Furlow (character from “The Internment Chronicles”)
  • Celeste Kane (character from “Veronica Mars”)
  • Celeste Dubois (character from “The Originals”)
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