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Gender: Female Meaning of Araceli: "altar of the sky" Origin of Araceli: Spanish

The name Araceli is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "altar of the sky". Araceli and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

Obscure but intriguing Spanish name. Araceli Segarra is a noted mountain climber.

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Famous People Named Araceli

Araceli Valdez, American actress
Araceli González, Argentine model, actress and TV host
Araceli Gilbert, Ecuadorian artist
Araceli "Arly" Jover, Spanish actress
Araceli Ardón, Mexican novelist
Araceli Aipoh, Filipino-Nigerian writer
Araceli Navarro, Spanish fencer
Araceli Torres Flores, Mexican Congresswoman
Aleida Araceli Nuñez, Mexican actress and singer
Aracelie, a so-called witch featured on MTV's "True Life"

Pop Culture References for the name Araceli

Aracelia, Aracely, Aracelis


Ruanne Says:


I believe it's a name in honor of the Virgin Mary, originally. It is stunning.

TaliaCat Says:


This is just a beautiful name with a gorgeous, spiritual meaning... I wonder about its roots

danirose01 Says:


The meaning is just gorgeous. I don't have the heritage to back it up though, as I would feel bad ripping off from another culture I don't belong to ):

ffwalcott Says:


Or the meaning can be beautiful alter.

snowsbeloved Says:


Not very obscure in Southern California but not epidemic either. I think it's lovely but not my style.

Michaela Says:


I'm blown away by the beauty of this name! I also love Aracelis and Aracelia!

LadyOh Says:


I pronounce it as "Ah-ruh-sell-ee". I think it's a pretty name.

ashbee Says:


I know a beautiful little girl named Araceli. She has black hair and green eyes. I like that it's a subtle nature name. It doesn't sound as nice without the Spanish pronunciation, though.

Guest Says:


It's an interesting name but ruined! I hate when that happens too! This is basically why I can't use Gabriella. My on/off bf cheated with a girl named Gabriella and now I detest the name.

NaomiNY Says:


I like the name Araceli, but, unfortunately, it's the name of this woman with whom my paternal grandfather cheated on his wife (my paternal grandmother). According to my mom, Grandpa had Grandma cook dinner for him and Araceli, which made Grandma uncomfortable. Also, according to my mom, Araceli herself was a nice person. But the fact that my Grandpa cheated on my Grandma with her, and then had the audacity to bring her home for dinner, kind of ruined the name for me (I don't know any other Araceli's personally), as I think using the name would be kind of an insult to Grandma.