The name Celeste is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "heavenly". Celeste is a softly pretty and somewhat quaint name with heavenly overtones, which kids might associate with Queen Celeste of Babar's elephant kingdom. She's a light and lovely choice that's finally getting noticed. Celeste has been in the Top 1000 every year since 1880. Best known modern Celeste is Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm. If you want a more unusual variation, consider Celestine, Celestia -- or even Celestial.