I know about the famous Mary Celeste ship which was found with no one on board in 1872. Sank in 1885. Let's nickname it "the Ghost ship".
Today, while watching some National Geographic movie about the Bermuda Triangle, I got to know that there was another ship, named either Mary Celestia or Marie Celeste, sank in 1864 near Bermuda. Let's nickname it "the Bermuda ship".
The Wikipedia article for the Ghost ship says:
The reason for the choice of name is unclear; Begg points out that Maria Celeste was an illegitimate daughter of the astronomer Galileo, and was also the name of a well-known nun, either of whom might have influenced Haines.
(BTW, the wording here gives the impression that the "illegitimate daughter" and the "well-known nun" were two separate persons. But it seems it's one and the same person.)
(I couldn't find the reason given for naming the Bermuda ship so.)
Now, my question:
Was Maria Celeste (Galileo's daughter) so well-known in the 19th century that many entities (at least two ships) were named after her? I've never heard of her before today. Were other things named after her? Like towns and cities?
Or was is just a coincidence that both ships were named so? In other words: was is simply a very popular name back then? Some sort of a fad?