Quick Facts on Aracely
- 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 Aracely
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Aracely
Arecely is a spelling variant of Areceli, an 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 in the 4th century. St. Helena is most remembered for orchestrating an archeological dig near Calvary which purportedly uncovered the relics of the True Cross. The basilica is also the location of Saint Juniper’s remains, one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. As a result, Santa Maria in Aracoeli is a very sacred place among Catholics. 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. Aracely is an alternate spelling in honor of the holy basilica in Aracoeli, and it is used with some regularity in the South American country of Chile.
Popularity of the Name Aracely
Araceli descended from her altar in heaven and onto the American female naming charts in 1968. The variant spelling of Aracely first appeared in 1991, but has never demonstrated the same level of success seen by Araceli. For the most part, Aracely mirrored Araceli on the charts, but at lower levels of usage. Recently, though, in 2011, the spelling of Aracely disappeared from America’s Top 1000 list of baby girl names – which means it has become a very rare choice by all accounts. Devout Catholics and/or Hispanic-American parents show most interest in this name. It’s unique, different and off the radar. And it comes to us straight from the altar of heaven. What a lovely notion!
Popularity of the Girl Name Aracely
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aracely
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aracely
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Popular Songs on Aracely
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Aracely
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Famous People Named Aracely
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Children of Famous People Named Aracely
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Aracely - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Aracely
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Aracely