a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “heavenly.”

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  • This Madame Menoux was a haberdasher in the neighborhood and a great friend of Celeste's.


    Emile Zola

  • But at this moment the ringing of a bell was heard, and an oath escaped Celeste.


    Emile Zola

  • This plan was helped on by the renewed presence of Celeste the maid.


    Emile Zola

  • "You must obey," said Celeste Seldon, as the driver hesitated.

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    Colonel Prentiss Ingraham

  • My dear Celeste: I have decided that you will have to afford to wait for your money.

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    Gouverneur Morris

Word Origin and History for celeste


fem. proper name, from French céleste (11c.) "sky, heaven," from Latin caelestis "heavenly" (see celestial).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper