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Word/nameGreek σελήνη selēnē
Region of originFrance

Céline, sometimes spelled Celine, is a French female first name of Greek origin, meaning "moon" (See also Selina). Céline was frequently chosen as a first name in honour of two Gallo-Roman saints closely associated with the beginnings of the French nation:

Saint Céline of Laon, mother of St Rémy, and Saint Céline of Meaux, a companion of St Geneviève; the feast day for both is 21 October. In addition it is notable for one of the sisters of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Céline Martin, who also became a nun.

Céline as a single name may refer to the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, author of Journey to the End of the Night.

People with the first name[edit]

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Pseudonyms and fictional characters[edit]

  • Celine Verans, a minor character mentioned only by Mr. Rochester in Charlotte Brontë's classic novel Jane Eyre.

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Pseudonyms and fictional characters[edit]

  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline, the pen name of Louis-Ferdinand Destouches (1894–1961), a French writer and doctor
  • Hagbard Celine, character in the Illuminatus trilogy of books by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson