Esther - Meaning Of Esther, What Does Esther Mean?

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Esther Meaning


What does Esther mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 203  in baby name popularity for girls with 1638 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Esther Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Esther has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Esther to other names.


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

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

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

Some famous bearers of this name include: Esther Forbes, Esther Williams.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Esther in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Esther Numerology page.

Esther Numerology
Esther in Hieroglyhics
Esther in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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