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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Heavenly

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Celeste

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Celeste in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Celeste:

  • Records indicate that 53,355 girls in the United States have been named Celeste since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 1,630 people in the U.S. were given the name Celeste. Those people are now 17 years old.

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    Comments about the name Celeste

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      24 Positive Comments

  • "I have a close friend named Celeste but everyone calls her CeCe! I think Celeste is the most " heavenly " and beautiful name a girl could ever have!" Mar. 3, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste Danielle and I have people comment on how beautiful my name is all the time" Apr. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste, I was named after the actress Celeste Holmes who was a friend of my father. I have always loved my name and not until recently ever met anyone with the same name." Nov. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Is Celeste and now that I know the history and meaning behind it I feel confident about it. People pronounce my name right but often forget the "e" at the end of my name. Other than that I am head over heals in love with it" Jun. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste Monique. I've had several people compliment me on my name, even one brief moment with a taxi driver explaining its meaning "heavenly". As for the ryhmes, i was rarely teased in school. But i also could never find anything with my name on it either. Great name..." May. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste, and I love the name. My middle name is Elaine, which means "light." So my name translates to "heavenly light," which is pretty cool. Celeste is considered to be an "old-fashioned" name, but that's all right. It's a graceful name. Sarah, Emily, Faith, Sophia, those are old-fashioned names, too, yet they are quite popular. However, I like it that Celeste is an unusual name." Dec. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a beautiful name! The way I pronounce it is Cell-es-t, with the e silent. Celeste is one of those names that you won't see very often, so your child won't have to worry about having another Celeste in school." Jul. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi everyone my name is celeste faith and I totally love even the people around me they say its a beautiful name for a beautiful girl sure as myself so I am truly happy with my name and I am confident in it. The name celeste is a beautiful name be proud of it don't worry abt wat people say I have been there to many times and now I am confident in myself and my name." Jun. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a beautiful name. It rhymes with best, fest, jest, etc." Jan. 3, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, always have! Having a unique name is both a blessing and a curse, as I have been called Chelsea, been rhymed with molest, and few people spell it correctly." Sep. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is celeste my mom always said it meant babyblue Right now when i looked it up it said im ment heavenly so i was like awesome" Oct. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste and I am usually called Celeste. Some people call me Celly though. There are bad nicknames for it, but everyname has bad nicknames. I love my name! It's wonderful and creative. I would advise anyone to name their child this name." Jun. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Celeste and I don't mind the English, French or Italian pronunciation. It's a lovely name for a 'heavenly' girl." Jun. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "the french way to say it is Say-Lest... with the accent ague over the 1st e. That's what i want to name my future child" Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "No it dosent rhyem with Molest..its pronounced Cha-lest-ey another example on how English ruined a beatiful name and I'm pretty sure thats how you pronounce it I speak both Latin and Italiano...Its my name and I love it!" Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celestina. Everyone calls me Celeste for short. I've lived with Celeste all my life. I never thought of my name to be uncommon. Now that I am older, I don't hear it that often. I love it! Stay Beautiful all my Celeste out there!!" Sep. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Celeste and I love it. Everyone always comments on how pretty it is. Also, I think people form opinions of you based on your name. People hear the name Celeste and tend to assume that I am creative and unusual." Aug. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Celeste is a gorgeous name. Its interesting and worldly and cute. i like how it sounds a little european.. french." Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am Celeste. I have never seen one of those premade trinkents that have my name on them... it is upsetting. People crack "celestial" jokes all the time! I love my name though, it isnt common and it is very pretty." May. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is celeste. I am the only one who has commented on this. When I was little I didn't like my name all that much, just because it was long and nobody else had it. Now that I am older, however, I have grown to love it!" Apr. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE IT! It's my mom's name and I think it is so pretty. It is also very unique." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my granddaughter's name and it is pronounced correctly 99% of the time. The correct way to say it is (se-lest). There are very few with the name." Apr. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in the 70s and have found that it's a unique name without being so strange people don't remember or know how to pronounce it. I've only come across 3-4 people with this name in either school or work ever." Mar. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Celeste is my daughter. People call her Chelsea. They call her Chloe. Anything but CELESTE. One person at her school insists on the Italian pronunciation (I think). The correct way is Suh-lest', Not Chuh-lest'! It was originally a French name. I have known 2 others with the name, and have heard about a few others." Jan. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "because of certain words that rhyme with this name i don't think i like this name" Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its so funny. it sounds really old and too much like berlesk!" Mar. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rhymes with "Moleste" Need I say more? Keep looking, you can do better." Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Celeste and it is really pretty. My friends call me thinks like CC or C(sea) for a nickname and I like it." Dec. 3, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Celeste. I love the way that it sounds, and how I have only met one other Celeste in my life. My first name is Jessica, so my name means Gift of the Heavens. This makes me feel really special, and yes a lot of people misspell it, but it's really a beautiful name and I'm glad to have it as my middle name" Nov. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celesta.... it ends in an "a" & pronounced Chelesta as it's Italian & Ce is pronounced Ch. So many people have trouble pronouncing it even when you say it over & over!! Haven't met any other Celesta's in this country however I've met a few Celeste pronounced as it written the French way. I often get told what a lovely pretty name it is, even Celeste say they prefer the Italian way of pronouncing it." Sep. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is camerina but my middle name is celeste. Ive always gone by celeste my entire life. People call me cece, lesti, lest, i didnt know it ment helenly or a sky blue... In fact when i found that out we bought 2 girl puppies and i named one sky. she had blue eyes and she is currently preagnate." Aug. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Celeste =) people call me cece as a nickname and i really love my name! =D" Feb. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Celeste, I love my name very much, many people said that my name is awesome including my mom......bye" Jun. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey everyone my name is CELESTE i love my name because were ever i go people know me because they say my name is beautiful just like me lol hey to all the peeps with the name CELESTE love your'll" May. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I am Celeste too, Im from Argentina. This latin origin name is pronunced corretly like CELESTA not another. and there is a very famous spanish phrase with rhyme **"EL QUE QUIERE CELESTE QUE LE CUESTE"** it means something like this "those who want light blue will cost" thanks god you, english speakears dont have this phrase cos when you say to someone your name "celeste" they automatically start wich" el que quiere.... its very annoying haha also i was called yellow, violet, brown, blue, in my idiom.. this will happen all your lifetime when your name is celeste here.. The phrase has and interesting history and sorry about the google traduction: Who yearns to get something valuable must be willing to meet their price, however high it may be. The moral of this and closely related to a mineral, lapis lazuli, which is extracted from a few places in the East. With him was made a beautiful blue, very resistant to the action of time, which by their origin was called ultramarine. The scarcity of lapis lazuli and the high cost of transport made its value was comparable to that of gold. When the popes and noblemen of the Renaissance commissioned a painting contract stipulating how much gold paint ultramarine and enter into the work. When mixed with white, that produced the beautiful blue sky that originated the expression. But there is another version about the origin, linked to the religious meaning of the word sky, equivalent to heaven. In this case, would be slaughtered on the earth the price of glory in Heaven. Both versions are not contradictory. And neither leaves no doubt that cost and heavenly rhyme with very good reason" Apr. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is celeste and i know in spanish the word means babyblue. i love my name and my nickname is heaven. i hope people love my name!!" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im going to name my child Celeste Shanda. In two weeks, ill have my own little Celly. Its a beautiful name for a beautiful future baby." Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Makes me think of the wonderful actress Celeste Holm. It's a beautiful name." Jun. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name maria celeste . some people call celi my dad said that my names is the color of a nice blue tell now everyone i know likes my name." Jan. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Rhymes with Moleste. You can find a better name than this, surely." Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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