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Esther Meaning


What does Esther mean?

The name Esther is of Persian origin.

The meaning of Esther is "star".

Esther is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Es-ther.

The Given Name Esther

The biblical name Esther, has a wonderfully memorable quality.

This 2 syllable name has sparkle and charm.

Esther is also great as a middle name.

Esther falls into the name categories biblical, celestial, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Esther Summerson.

Esther Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 153 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,831 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 165 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,828 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Esther has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Esther Name Popularity Page.

Esther Related Names

The names Eistir, Ester, Esteri, Hester, Yesfir are all forms of Esther.

Esther has the diminutives (nicknames) Essa, Essie, Esta.

Famous Esthers

  • Esther ~ Biblical Character (Est. 2:7), 1 hurricane, 1 storm
  • Esther Summerson ~ Bleak House character

Esther Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Esther.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Esther are often elegant and tender but most of all they are read more >>

Esther Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Esther in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Esther.

Just for fun, see the name Esther in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Esther in Nautical Flags page.