Celestina

Celestina Meaning and Origin

The name Celestina is a girl’s name meaning heavenly and is of French, Italian, and Spanish origin. It is a variant of the name Celeste, which comes from the Latin word “caelestis,” meaning “of the sky” or “heavenly.” Celestina is a name with a rich history, dating back to medieval times when it was used as the title of a famous Spanish novel called “La Celestina,” written by Fernando de Rojas in the late 15th century. The novel is considered a masterpiece of Spanish literature and tells the tragic story of two lovers whose relationship is destroyed by the scheming of the titular character, a matchmaker named Celestina. In modern times, Celestina remains a popular name in many Spanish-speaking countries, as well as in other parts of the world. It is also sometimes used as a surname. Some notable people with the name Celestina include the Spanish actress Celestina Cordero, the Italian opera singer Celestina Boninsegna, and the American poet Celestine Sibley.

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