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GenderFeminine
UsageJewish

Meaning & History

Diminutive of ESTHER. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.
Other Languages & CulturesEsther Biblical Esther Biblical Greek 'Ester Biblical Hebrew Esther, Hester Biblical Latin Ester Catalan Ester Czech Ester, Esther Danish Esther Dutch Esther, Hester, Hettie English Ester, Esteri, Essi Finnish Esther French Esther German Eszter, Eszti Hungarian Ester Icelandic Ester Italian Estera Lithuanian Ester, Esther Norwegian Estera Polish Ester Portuguese Yesfir, Esfir Russian Estera Slovak Ester, Esther Spanish Ester, Esther Swedish

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Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute