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Quick Facts on Celeste

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, French, Italian, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 469
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Celeste

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Celeste

Celeste is the English, French and Italian form of the Late Latin “caelestis” which means ‘heavenly’. The common English word “celestial” is used to describe the heavens, sky or outer space. In France, the name is rendered with an accent mark over the first “e” (Céleste). Celeste was a popular name among early Christians given its ‘heavenly’ etymology so it’s been around for centuries. Céleste currently ranks highest in France but it also shows up on the charts in Holland and the United States.

Popularity of the Name Celeste

The usage of the name Celeste dates back to the late 1880s in America. Never a top favorite or ϋber-trendy choice, Celeste has managed to carve a position of moderation on the charts fairly consistently for over 100 years. The height of the name’s popularity came fairly recently in the late 1990s and turn of the 21st century. However, in a little over five years the name would abruptly descend more than 250 positions on the female naming charts. The good news for this ‘heavenly’ beauty is that her drop in popularity seems to have leveled off at her old position of moderate comfort. While many people point out that Celeste rhymes with ‘molest’, the name’s pretty and otherworldly quality far outweighs this little nuisance of a fact. If you’re a fan of the sophisticated French, then use the accent mark and pronounce Céleste as “say-LEST”. If you like the Italians, then you’ll use the three syllable pronunciation of “che-LE-ste”. In all cases Celeste has European and cosmopolitan panache. It’s never been overused so we give it a resounding thumbs up on originality. Celeste is exotic, ethereal, delicate, lovely and simply heavenly.
Popularity of the Girl Name Celeste
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Celeste

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Celeste

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Celeste

    Celeste (Celeste) He was her mirror image. Now the mirror has cracked. Celeste and her twin brother, Noble, are as close as can be -- until a tragic accident takes Noble's life. It's a loss that pushes their mother, a woman obsessed with New Age superstitions, over the edge....Desperate to keep her son "alive," Celeste's mother forces her to cut her hair, wear boys' clothes, and take on Noble's identity. Celeste has virtually disappeared -- until a handsome boy moves in next door, and Celeste will risk her mother's wrath to let herself come back to life. Written by V.C. Andrews in 2004, Celeste is part of the Gemini Trilogy.

  • Popular Songs on Celeste

    Popular Songs on Celeste

    Celeste - a song by Donovan

    Celeste - a jazz tune by Ralph Towner

    Celeste Aida - an aria from the Giuseppe Verdi opera Aida sung by Andrea Bocelli

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Celeste

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Celeste

    A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home (Henry Cole) - A beautifully illustrated novel about a mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her search for home. Beneath the crackled and faded painting of a horse, underneath the worn and dusty floorboards of the dining room, lives Celeste, a mouse who spends her days weaving baskets, until one day she is thrust into the world above. Here Celeste encounters danger—and love—unlike any she's ever imagined. She dodges a hungry cat and witnesses the brutality of hunting for the first time. She makes friends with a singing thrush named Cornelius, a talkative osprey named Lafayette, and Joseph, Audubon's young apprentice. All the while, Celeste is looking for a new home. Is her home in the toe of a worn boot? Nestled in Joseph's pocket? Or in the dollhouse in the attic, complete with mouse-size furniture perfect for Celeste? In the end, Celeste discovers that home is really the place deep inside her heart, where friendships live. Recommended for ages 7-11.

    Celeste and Crabapple Sam (Jennifer Brutschy) - Bad-tempered Crabapple Sam lives alone at the seashore, until Celeste arrives to soften him up and renew the damaged friendship between him and her grandfather. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    Celeste Sails to Spain (Alison Lester) - Following the wonderful antics of Clive Eats Alligators and Rosie Sips Spiders, Celeste Sails to Spain depicts children happy to be themselves. Readers will delight in following the adventures of these familiar characters from Alison Lester's previous books-Frank, Clive, Nicky, Tessa, Ernie, Rosie, and Celeste. What does Clive do at the park? How does Rosie celebrate? Where does Celeste go in her dreams? Each child has a grand time, whether it be at the park, the zoo, in their room, or in their dreams. Celeste Sails to Spain will inspire young listeners and readers to try new things and to use their imaginations. And Alison Lester's cheerful detailed illustrations will have them clamoring for another read. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Celeste's Harlem Renaissance (Eleanora E. Tate) - When Celeste Lassiter Massey is forced to live with her actress Aunt Valentina in Harlem, she is not thrilled to trade her friends and comfortable North Carolina for scary, big-city life. While Celeste experiences the Harlem Renaissance in full swing, she sees as much grit as glamour. A passionate writer, talented violinist, and aspiring doctor, she eventually faces a choice between ambition and loyalty, roots and horizons. The decision will change her forever. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Celeste: A Day in the Park (Martin Matje) - Join Celeste and her best friend, Tim, in a super-duper adventure. There's a good guy, a bad guy, a cucumber, and tons of fun! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    The Adventures of Celeste the Cat: Celeste and the Giant Hamster (Melanie Typaldos) - Celeste the Cat is tormented by her human’s insistence on keeping a dwarf hamster, appallingly named Celestina, as a pet. Enlisting the aid of two friends, the brave but intellectually challenged Tiger and overly-enthusiastic Ruby, she sets out to trap a giant hamster that is loose and living in a nearby field. She plans on placing the giant hamster in front of Celestina’s cage to show her owner what she thinks of pet rodents. The giant hamster--actually a capybara--proves to be a larger, stronger and more intelligent adversary than the cats expect, resulting in a series of humorous mishaps that leave the trio battered but not dispirited. Slowly the cats come to realize that the capybara is not the frightening monster they imagined. When the capybara has a litter of eight precocious capy-kittens, Celeste, Ruby and Tiger find themselves doing things they never imagined, like going for a swim and protecting baby rodents from a tough gang of tom cats. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Story of Babar (Jean De Brunhoff) - The classic first story about literature’s most beloved pachyderm. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants with his wife Celeste as Queen. Translated from Jean de Brunhoff's original French, the adventures of the world's most popular elephant and his friends have enchanted an three generations. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old. Recommended for ages 3-6.

  • Famous People Named Celeste

    Famous People Named Celeste

    Famous People Named Celeste - Celeste Holm (actress); Madame Céleste (French dancer/actress); Celeste Troche (Paraguayan golfer)

  • Children of Famous People Named Celeste

    Children of Famous People Named Celeste

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Celeste - Catherine Oxenberg (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Celeste - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Celeste - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Celeste.

Personality of the Girl Name Celeste

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Celeste

  • No Variations Found.
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