Gender: Masculine (English); Feminine (French)
Meaning: ” of the sky; of the heavens.”
Eng (sel-es-TINE; SEL-es-tin); Fre Masc (say-les-TEN); Fre Fem (say-les-TEEN)
The name is derived from the Late Latin male name, Caelestinus, meaning, “of the sky; of the heavens.”
In English, the name was anglicized to Celestine while in French, Célestine was always strictly the feminine form, the French masculine form being, Célestin.
The name was borne by five popes.
In the English-speaking world, Celestine was seldom used, if it was ever used it was usually used for females being a borrowing from the French, though Celestine is a common male name among Nigerian Catholics.
As of 2010, Célestin was the 415th most popular male name in France, while its feminine form of Célestine was the 419th most popular female name in France.
Other forms of the name include:
- Celestin Целестин Целестин (Asturian/Bulgarian/Romanian/Romansch/Russian/Scandinavian/Serbian/Ukrainian)
- Celestí (Catalan)
- Celestýn (Czech)
- Celestijn (Dutch)
- Celestinus (Dutch)
- Celestine (English)
- Célestin (French)
- Celestino (Galician/Italian/Portuguese/Spanish)
- Coelestin (German)
- Cölestin (German)
- Zölestin (German)
- Kelestínos Κελεστίνος (Greek)
- Celesztin (Hungarian)
- Caelestinus (Late Latin)
- Celestinas (Lithuanian)
- Celestyn (Polish)
- Celestìnu (Sardinian)
- Celestín (Slovene)
- Celestina Целестина (Czech/English/Italian/Lithuanian/Portuguese/Romanian/Romansch/Russian/Slovak/Spanish)
- Célestine (French)
- Cölestina (German)
- Zölestina (German)
- Celesztina (Hungarian)
- Celestyna (Polish)
- Kolestina Колестина (Russian)
Celestine is also the name of an order of Benedictine monks and it is also the name of a type of mineral.