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Gender: Female Meaning of Celeste: "heavenly" Origin of Celeste: Latin Celeste's Popularity in 2017: #464

The name Celeste is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "heavenly". Celeste is ranked #464 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musical Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

Celeste has been in the Top 1000 every year since 1880. Best known modern Celeste is Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm.

If you want a more unusual variation, consider Celestine, Celestia -- or even Celestial.

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Famous People Named Celeste

Celeste Holm, American actress
Celeste Thorson, American actress, model and screenwriter
Celeste Marshall, Miss Bahamas 2012
Celeste Rizvana Buckingham, Slovak singer-songwriter
Celeste Beryl Bonin aka Kaitlyn, American pro wrestler
Celeste Headlee, American public radio presenter
Madame Céleste, French dancer and actress
Celeste, American adult film actress
Celeste Woss y Gil, Dominican painter
Celeste Barber, Australian Comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Celeste

Celeste Martin, main character in 2012 film "Celeste & Jesse Forever"
Celeste Boyd, character in Dennis Lehane's "Mystic River"
Celeste, wife of Babar the Elephant in children's book series by Jean de Brunhoff
Celeste Newsome, character in the "Selection" series by Kiera Cass
Princess Celeste Furlow, character in "The Internment Chronicles" by Lauren DeStefano
Celeste Perrault (born "Francesca "Frankie" Brooks), character on American soap "Days of Our Lives
Celeste Blodgett, main character in 2004 TV movie "Celeste in the City"
Celeste Kane, character on TV's "Veronica Mars"
Celeste, Angel's stuffed bear in James Patterson's Maximum Ride series
Celeste Marie Helene Dubois, witch on TV's "The Originals"
Celeste Inpax, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Celeste Wright, character in "Big Little Lies"
Celeste, character in video game "Mirror's Edge"
Celeste Harbottle, character in novel 'Beswitched'
Celeste Middleton (Charlene "Charlie" Bradbury), character on TV's "Supernatural"
Celeste, character in 16 Wishes