Quick Facts on Araceli
- Italian, Latin, Spanish
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- Ranking popularity:
ah-rah-SEH-lee (Spanish); ah-rah-CHEL-lee (Italian)
Altar of the heavens
Characteristics of Araceli
Etymology & Historical Origin - Araceli
Araceli is a somewhat obscure Spanish and Italian female name derived from the Latin elements “ara” meaning “altar” and “cælum” meaning “sky, heaven”. It’s generally used in reference to a basilica in Rome known as Santa Maria in Aracoeli (Saint Mary of the Altar of Heaven); it is notable for housing the relics of Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great who converted the Roman Empire to Christianity. The basilica is also the location of Saint Juniper’s remains, one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. The female given name Araceli is primarily used among Spanish-speakers in the same tradition as other significant “Mary/Maria” locations (i.e., Guadalupe, Fatima, Montserrat, Lourdes, etc). Today Araceli can be found on the female naming charts of Catalonia, Spain and among Hispanic-Americans in the United States.
Popularity of the Name Araceli
Araceli descended from her altar in heaven and on to the American female naming charts in 1968. The name saw pretty immediate growth in usage, particularly between 1970 and 1971 when she ascended over 300 positions on the charts in those two years alone (although we’re not sure what prompted the sudden notice in this unusual name). During the 1970s, 80s and 90s Araceli bounced around the charts at semi-respectable levels of usage but was never widely given to baby girls. As we’ve crossed the threshold into the 21st century, Araceli has shown more substantial declines on the charts and is now hovering toward the bottom of the Top 1000 list. This makes Araceli a unique choice; fresh, original, pretty and downright “heavenly”. Cheli is a common nickname.
Popularity of the Girl Name Araceli
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Araceli
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Araceli
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Popular Songs on Araceli
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Araceli
Araceli - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Araceli.
Famous People Named Araceli
Famous People Named Araceli - Araceli González (Argentinean actress/model); Araceli Gilbert (Ecuadorian artist); Araceli "Arly" Jover (Spanish actress); Aracely Arámbula (Mexican actress/model); Araceli Segarra (first Spanish woman to summit Mt. Everest)
Children of Famous People Named Araceli
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Araceli - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Araceli.
Araceli - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Araceli - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Araceli.
Personality of the Girl Name Araceli
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Araceli