Celest is a feminine name of Latin origin and a variant of the soft-sounding name Celeste, which means "heavenly." This name may be a great choice for those who are fascinated with astronomy, outer space, or even a simple, clear blue sky. Up until the middle of the 20th century, it was a popular masculine name in Italy until it grew in popularity as a feminine name. Some may recognize the name from the cartoon Babar: The Movie, which was most known in Canada and France and featured Queen Celeste of Celesteville, the capital of Babar's elephant kingdom. Celest is a lovely choice that might encourage baby to dazzle like the shining star they are.
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