Names That Mean Heavenly

  1. Celeste
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      Celeste is a softly pretty and somewhat quaint name with heavenly overtones, which kids might associate with Queen Celeste of Babar's elephant kingdom. She's a light and lovely choice that's finally getting noticed.
  2. Celia
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      Celia, splendidly sleek and feminine, is a name that was scattered throughout Shakespeare and other Elizabethan literature, but still manages to feel totally modern.
  3. Celine
    • Origin:

      French variation of Celeste
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      French-Canadian singer Dion made us notice this variation. Although many parents would prefer the homonym Selene, which has a different derivation and means "moon," Celine has been a Top 1000 name every year since 2012, and was also on the list each year from 1994 to 2005. Celine is also a newly-chic French fashion label.
  4. Leilani
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly flower"
    • Description:

      Lyrical, lively and bold, Leilani is a name that feels fresh, floral, and summery. Sharing sounds with the popular Lillian, Layla and Luna, Leilani is a fairly recent addition to the US Top 100.
  5. Celestia
    • Origin:

      Variation of Celeste, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      Celestia is a heavenly name that sounds more ethereal than Celeste, Celestia might make a distinctive, feminine choice if your taste runs toward names like Angelina and Seraphina.
  6. Celina
    • Origin:

      Greek, French
    • Meaning:

      "moon or heavenly"
    • Description:

      A light and pretty pan-cultural name which can be considered a variant of either the Greek name Selene or Selena, meaning "moon", or of the French Celine, meaning "heavenly". An attractive choice that is surprisingly rare in the US: out of the Top 1000 since 2006.
  7. Celestine
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      Celestine is a pretty, crystalline extension (actually a diminutive) of Celeste that would make a choice that is both delicate and strong. It is also a popular name in France.
  8. Celestina
    • Origin:

      Italian and Spanish variation of Celeste
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      We are hearing more of such heavenly names as Celeste and Celia, which opens the door to the range of lovely variations rarely heard before. Celestina is one of them, though given the more accessible options, it may be gilding the lily.
  9. Noelani
  10. Céline
    • Origin:

      French variation of Celeste
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      French Canadian singer Dion made us notice this variation, but most parents would prefer the Selene spelling.
  11. Diya
    • Origin:

      Mbama, Sanskrit, Hindi and Latin
    • Meaning:

      "love; lamp; heavenly"
    • Description:

      A sweet and simple multicultural choice which has several different meanings and origins.
  12. Célia
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      French spelling of Celia that is more popular in France today than traditional Célie.
  13. Celeste
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      Although now almost exclusively feminine in the English-speaking world, Celeste (or Céleste in France) is traditionally a unisex name in Italy and France. It Italy, it was more popular for males until around the middle of the 20th century.
  14. Celimene
    • Origin:

      Literary name
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly strength"
    • Description:

      Célimène is a literary name invented by the 17th century French playwright Molière for a character in his 1666 play Le Misanthrope. It may be derived from Latin and Greek elements meaning "heavenly" and "moon" or "strength". Notable real-life bearers include French singer Célimène Gaudieux and pianist Célimène Daudet.
  15. Celestin
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      You may be familiar with Celeste, but have you considered this beautiful choice for a boy, currently highly fashionable in France, derived from Latin Caelestis ("of the sky; heavenly").
  16. Urania
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      The name of one of the Greek Muses would be really difficult to bear here on earth.
  17. Ciela
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "sky, heavenly"
    • Description:

      The Spanish word for sky, Cielo, was one of the fastest-rising girl names of 2022, cracking the Top 1000 after Luisana Lopilato and Michael Bublé used the name for their daughter. The variation Ciela was used in much smaller numbers, but has plenty of potential to continue to rise.
  18. Ceil
    • Origin:

      Short form of Cecilia or Celia
    • Meaning:

      "blind or heavenly"
    • Description:

      With the growing popularity of Celia and Cecilia, this vintage canasta-playing nickname name could be due for a comeback.
  19. Celesta
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly"
    • Description:

      The shimmery Celeste has been solidly in the Top 1000 for as long as data has been recorded. The dainty variation Celesta certainly feels useable as well. Other intriguing variations include Celestia and Celestine.
  20. Ulanni
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "heavenly beauty"
    • Description:

      This name is a variation of U'i lani, which means heavenly beauty in Hawaiian.