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Why is this name described as feminine and masculine? I’ve never heard of a male “Celeste...”.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2018
This is a soft-sounding name, very sweet and could be suitable for a wide variety of personality types.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
Hello everyone! My name is Celeste and I'm from Argentina. I know some of you hate this name but it's beautiful. I do not find anything wrong and it has a beautiful meaning. I think you should accept this name.
Also there are nice nicknames for Celeste like Cele, Celes, Tete, and Celestita (little Celeste).
ghostyceleste  7/21/2018
I think Celeste is a bit too out there even though it has a lovely meaning. I think this would cause teasing at school.
Luvbug86  6/9/2018
This name Celeste is one of the most beautiful names. I really like the French pronunciation better. Other pronunciations from Spain, Greece would be fine by me too. The people that carry this name should be very proud and love themselves. Few people comment that they’ve come across “bitchy” Celeste’s. How can anyone think that it rhymes with “Molest” or “incest”? How disgraceful. Or even anything awful? People like you need to seek help to get over the “incest” and the “molest”-ations shame in your lives. Seek help!
― Anonymous User  6/7/2018
Queen Celeste in the Babar books.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2017
Celeste the pest, the biggest pest in the west, she wears a red vest, brushes her teeth with Crest, lives in a ratty nest, no one wants her as a house guest... And on and on and on... Later: Mama Celeste Pizza!... I was twenty-two before I even liked my name. Now? Now, I rock it. It's mine and my sincere hope, it remains rarely used. The repeated "sss" sound is reminiscent of a snake you say? Making it untrustworthy you say? Hmmmm... so you say. If I bought into all that hoo-ey, I might point out that the repetitive "e" rounds it all out quite nicely. I aspire to even come close to its meaning!
gdireneoe  2/22/2017
Beautiful name! One day when I have children, if I have a girl I want to name her Celeste.
thatgirlwrestlersky  1/8/2017
I absolutely love the name Celeste or Celestine (nickname Cece too, that's the BEST)! The second I heard the name, my impression was like wow pristine and sophisticated and beauty and like miracle baby or something. I don't know that many of them but when I come across one, it'll be like some really pretty French girl that I just follow on social media or something. But even without that, the name sounds so beautiful to me. I'm 19 weeks and 7 days pregnant, basically 20 weeks and we are having a girl. But my hubby does not like that name at all. Not even for a second. He does like the nickname Cece but he doesn't like Celeste or Celestine. At first he said it's like Frankenstein like the 'stein' part being like cele-'stine' and I just kept trying to tell him all the positive things about it and everything my co-workers are friends saying. There is a small percentage of people that don't like it or don't think anything of it but for the most part, people share the same opinion as I do. But the Frankenstein thing was when he FIRST heard me say the name and now he says it's like celestial like the stars. And even reminding him of stars, he still doesn't like it! It's sad because I'm so die hard on this name but he really hates it. I like a lot of French names I realized and he likes a lot of American common names:( Makes me so sad. Not sure that we're going to end up naming her Celeste or Celestine though :(

I can say though, I ended up thinking about Celine. Because it's kind of like Celestine and he ended up saying yes for awhile! He said he liked that. And I was like wow really because I love Celestine and Celeste so much that I'm willing to meet in the middle with Celine. But now that it's been a couple weeks, he's completely changed his mind because people keep saying Celine Dion. It's like sure that comes to mind for people, but it's a beautiful name and a beautiful singer. But not sure what we're going to do. This is a tough one!
catherine941  7/6/2016
My name is Celeste and I absolutely love it. Combined with my middle name Marceline it's a really unique and lovely name. My dad loved French names which is why I was named as such and my brother is named Leon Sebastien. I have had people say it sounds like molest but I don't see that as a downside to the name and it's only been said occasionally. I tend to be called Lest or Lesty by close family and friends as that's what my brother said as a baby. I'm not a fan of naming your children with the same name as yourself so I wouldn't call my own child Celeste, but I still adore the name.
MarcyCeleste  7/5/2016
Me, too. My dad named my sister and I both French names - first and middle.
gdireneoe  2/22/2017
I was named Celeste with the inspiration of the song "Celestial Queen", by Blue Oyster Cult. I have been the target of a few bullies and a couple good-natured teasers, because it rhymes with molest. However, I get many more compliments. I swear some people overuse it just because they like it so much.
Mommyceleste  4/1/2016
For those who are reminded of incest or molestation when they hear this name: this doesn't reflect on the name as much as the nature of your own psyche, which is far from celestial. Sounds like you might have sexual trauma or sexual shame that you haven't healed yet.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2016
A slovak-american singer Celeste Rizvana Buckingham.
AmyChlad  1/28/2016
There is no way I would EVER use this name for a child of mine- character and pet included. Plus, Celeste just sounds unpleasing, harsh & ugly to the ears.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2016
My grandma called my Aunt Celeste, then my mom named me Celeste but I was bullied because of my name. But I still love the color...
Loverpuppy360  1/8/2016
I'm naming a future daughter this if I have one for sure! Hope it doesn't get too popular!
Incest, congest, molest, cess pool... Yeah, okay. All you haters make me laugh bro. 8D.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2015
I think the name is absolutely beautiful! I named my little girl Celeste bree.
jennipooh  3/12/2015
Also, my Celeste is my miracle baby so she is for sure sent from heaven. My heavenly Celeste!
jennipooh  3/12/2015
My name is Celeste. I like that I never had any classmates with the same name. However, I dislike this name for several reasons:

1.) The word "Celeste" is hard to say.

2.) Spanish speakers always pronounce my name incorrectly. They think it has 3 syllables instead of 2 (I live in southern California, so there are a lot of Spanish speakers).

3.) I once had a teacher who often started a monologue by saying "So last time..." Every time he said "so last" I thought (for a second) that he was saying my name.

4.) It sounds somewhat ugly, but that's just my opinion.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2015
I'm the same person who posted those comments in late January 2015, and I want to add one more comment. I can't count how many people have accidentally called me Chelsea instead of Celeste! It's very annoying!
― Anonymous User  10/5/2015
This is a correction of the comment I made on 1/27/2015. I did not say that Celeste is hard to say; I said that Celeste's (possessive) is hard to say.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2015
I like this name. My name is Scarlett Celeste, so I guess that's why I like it and the meaning as well, which is amazingly beautiful, one from heaven, angel-like.
scarlettflowers  1/3/2015
Almonds, funny you should say Celeste Marie... that's my name. To be honest though, while I love the meaning, I'm not sure if I like the name or not. It just feels weird to me. That's why I started introducing myself as CJ once
I hit college. Maybe it's because I'm too accustomed to it...
dramageek32  12/17/2014
I love this name, so beautiful. The way people say it in their mouth is like melting chocolate.
heaven112303  12/5/2014
How anyone can like this name is beyond me. Celeste is ugly and pretenious and even rhymes with something...
Think you can understand what I'm talking about. If not, replace the C with an M. Yeah...
This name is just awful in my book. Not anything nice to say about it...
Glad it isn't ridiculously popular.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2014
It sounds like a pretty name that reminds me of heaven, but at the same time, I think of nicknames like molest and incest being used hurtfully or jokingly.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2014
Celeste is a stunningly beautiful, elegant and classy name!
― Anonymous User  5/18/2014
My 2 cents. My name is Celeste. When I was younger I hated my name. I was a child of the 80s and I would be teased constantly because of the frozen pizza, "Mama Celeste". Even as an adult occasionally someone will think they are real clever and bring it up, its real old. :) Thankfully I have never been compared to "molest", etc. One thing I get a lot is people think that I must be French because of my name. Apparently it is a very popular French name. As an adult I quite like my name now because it is unique and has a very nice meaning.
etselec  4/29/2014
I've always hated this name. I immediately think of the words molest and incest. Glad to see I'm not the only one.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2014
I used to not care for this name, but now I love it. It is so beautiful, and as a physics student (and potential astrophysicist) I fancy the connections to 'celestial'.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2014
What a beautiful, underused name. Ages well, too. I'm glad it's still in the top 1000. A cute nickname in my opinion would be Essie :)
― Anonymous User  9/2/2013
Celeste is the name of a brand name for microwave pizzas that I basically grew up on as a child. That's what I think of when I hear this name.
Icycoldhot  8/25/2013
I really like this name. It's very sweet. I can think of really good middle name combonations: Aimee Celeste, Anna Celeste, Celeste Marie, Marie Celeste, Anne Celeste.
Almonds  7/25/2013
I think this name is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, it's been ruined for me as it belongs to an extremely snobby, bratty girl at my school.
skybluecandle  10/4/2012
This name has some very bad associations for me because every Celeste I've ever met was a total bitch. It's shame because the name itself is not so bad and the meaning is lovely.
renee06  10/4/2011
Celeste is so pretty and so pleasant to say... Celeste. In fact, I think it's SO pretty that it doesn't matter if it rhymes with "molest"! And I actually asked my friend once if she thought of "molest" when she heard "Celeste" (believe me, my friend has a dirty mind), and she said:

"No... it reminds me of celestial bodies."

So if you love Celeste, don't let that hold you back!
Bunko0  8/5/2011
The English pronunciation of the name "Celeste" unfortunately brings thought immediately to the word "Incest." Consequently or not-- it reflects my view on the name... hideous. It simply sounds quite unprofessional, a bit childish, and perhaps even geriatric. The Italian pronunciation, on the other hand, brightens the title to tolerability.
Francesca  5/6/2011
My name is Celeste and I love it! My whole life people have said what a beautiful name! So thank you to the people who like it. I get called Cece sometimes and think it's quite cute. To those who do not like it, especially a few of you, "Francesca" I've never heard anyone be so spiteful about a name! I'm sure you all have lovely plain names. "Francesca" what a vile, harsh and masculine sound it makes plus, Fran reminds me of fan... Fanny lol Get over yourselves.
Call your daughter's Celeste- it is beautiful and under used. Xx.
Cececeleste  2/17/2015
Wow, Francesca, I've never heard anyone else say that. I think you might be the only one who thinks of incest when they hear the beautiful name Celeste.

I just love this name, the sound of it, the way it looks in print, everything. I knew a girl named Celeste and it took me a while to get used to it, but now that I have, I like it a great deal.
KittyKat78  7/2/2011
This name is so heavenly! This name is marvelous!

I also like the name Celesta very much :)
xxlovedisxx  5/4/2011
A celeste (also called a celesta) is a musical instrument. It is much like a piano, but sounds almost like bells. It's got a very fairy-esque sound. Tchaikovsky used it in his Nutcracker ballet, and he loved the sound so much (so I've read) that he tried to keep the existence of the celeste as secret as possible from other composers in an effort to have the instrument all to himself.
thefancyapple  3/18/2011
Celeste is one of the Runners in the PS3 game "Mirror's Edge".
― Anonymous User  11/21/2009
I don't really like or dislike this name. But I know I girl named Celeste and everyone makes fun of her because her name rhymes with "molest".
― Anonymous User  11/5/2009
Means "light blue" in Spanish. You would never call something that is light blue (celeste) blue (azul) because it is as different as calling something that is pink red in English.
Sida  9/11/2008
As sombody who has been given the name Celeste, I agree that it is a beautiful name.
ccdd2  8/11/2008
Also a French name, it means "heavenly".
Yuri_34  2/3/2008
I'm not sure she quite qualifies as a famous bearer, but Queen Celeste from the little kid Babar series is certainly the first person, uh, make that animal, that I think of when I hear this name. In the series, the capital city of the elephants is even called "Celesteville" after their queen. Because of the fact that I associate the name with the Queen of the Elephants (even though I love the Babar series and think everyone should read it to their children) the name has been somewhat ruined for me. However, I can appreciate the beauty of the name and its meaning, "heavenly". It is from the same root as the English word "celestial"
Luanna  1/9/2008
I personally like this name, and it's used here in Brazil. I pronounce it sel-est-ee.
dreamgirl54  11/15/2007
I LOVE this name! Celeste is such a beautiful name. Although I prefer the Spanish pronunciation or the classical Greek (in my opinion! lol) which is cel-es-TEH or cel-es-TAY and the classical Greek would be cel-es-TEE. Lovely! :)
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
This is such a sweet name for a little girl!
Luangi  5/31/2007
I love the name Celeste. I have people call me that in public places where I don't want anybody to know my real name. Celeste reminds me of the lady of the guy that got killed in Mystic River and it reminds me of a Jewish lady, and Italian lady. And it rhymes with molest. But overall it's a nice name.
roxhai  3/6/2007
This name is pretty, but it always makes me sad. It was going to be the name of my sister, who ended up stillborn. :(
Topaz Kitsune  2/12/2007
The Italian word that gives the meaning of this name is used in an Aria in the opera "Aida" by Giuseppe Vedri. The aria is "Celeste Aida" meaning "heavenly Aida." I like the name because I like the aria, and because my father and grandfather also liked this aria.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2007
I love this name. It's beautiful & feminine, is not overly used, has strength, and a great meaning. A brother named Sterling would be a great sib set.
Kitten  1/19/2007
Celeste Holm (born on April 29, 1919) is an American stage, film, and television actress.

She is perhaps best remembered for her Academy Award-winning role in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), as well as for her Oscar-nominated performance in All About Eve (1950).
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
This is so pretty, and a very pretty meaning as well.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2006
This is SUCH a pretty name. I would SO name one of my kids this.
libbygirl  9/9/2006
I love Celeste's lissom, gossamer, otherworldly beauty.
tmarie  3/12/2006
Coming from the original name "Caelestis" meaning "Sky, heavenly." I think it's beautiful!
Tbird  7/28/2005

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