Let's Get Ready for Baby! Sign up for our monthly pregnancy email series, and you'll get regular updates on your baby's development, helpful timelines to get ready for their arrival, must-have baby needs and so much more! PLUS, you'll get instant access to the MomsWhoThink "Ultimate Guide to Baby Naming in 2022." CLICK HERE to get started!

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 too on the top 400 list.

Meaning of the name Celeste:

Latin: heavenly, celestial

Origin of the name Celeste:

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.

Baby name Celeste

Style of the name Celeste:

Classical

Gender of the name Celeste:

Celeste is a regal and feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Celeste:

se-LEST

Number of syllables in the name Celeste:

Two

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

Nicknames for the name Celeste:

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.

Related names for the name Celeste:

Great middle names for Celeste and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Celeste:

Celestes in popular culture:

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