Name: Celeste

Origin and Meaning of the Name Celeste

  • Meaning:
    Heavenly; divine
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (seh LEST)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Celeste)
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Miscellaneous Info for Celeste

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Latin 'caelestis' which means 'heavenly', 'divine'. It is spelt CÚleste in French.

    For a long time, Celeste has been more bestowed on boys than on girls, probably taken as a variant of CÚlestin. The trend was reversed first in England at the beginning of the 18th century then throughout Europe.
    Saint Celeste is a man, the second archbishop of Metz in the 4th century.

    It is the name of the wife of Babar, King of the Elephants, in the French children series of the same name.

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