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In 2018, 61 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Estella who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 438th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
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It's pretty, but the first thing that comes to mind is Estella Havisham.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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This name is lovely, but I can't help thinking of Estella Havisham in Great Expectations. She is quite the ice queen.
Kitandkat  5/25/2018
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I think the name Estella is gorgeous! The E at the beginning makes it seem more elegant than Stella, in my opinion. I can imagine this name on both a toddler and an adult.
Huntress  5/17/2018
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My daughter's name is Estella-Rose.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018
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Essie could be a nickname for Estella. I think Estella is a very pretty name for a little girl. It's more interesting than boring Ella, and better then Stella.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2018
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The name Estella was given to 302 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Estella are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
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Also used in Catalan: http://www.idescat.cat/noms/?q=ESTELLA
Frollein Gladys  6/5/2017
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I think it's very pretty, though I slightly prefer Stella and Estrella.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
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I love this name and Great Expectations. In my opinion Estella is a name that gives the impression of being small and delicate but there is definitely something more devious behind it.
Paige Nicole  9/17/2015
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Pretty name, but I prefer the Spanish spelling of it.. Estela with one 'L'. In Spanish the two L's together are pronounced like a Y. It's Estela, not Es-tay-uh. Therefore, I'd definitely spell it with one 'L'. The actress, Ali Landry, has a young daughter named Estela Ines born in 2007.
Bajafresh  9/13/2013
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In 'The Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkien, Estella Bolger is the wife of Merry Brandybuck.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2012
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It's pretty, but it sounds too soft and a bit snobbish. I'd go with Stella or Estrella.
Black_X  7/17/2011
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I sort of like this name, but I have to admit that it reminds me of Estella Havisham. I'm not a fan of "Great Expectations" or Dickens so that kind of kills it. Plus, the character of Estella is truly a monster--although not entirely her fault. But still, the name is associated with a cold-hearted loveless character. Hard for me to get over.
Book_Reader22  4/8/2011
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This is my aunt's name. I've always liked it. It sounds so extra terrestrial and awesome.
Chrila96  11/11/2010
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Anyone who has the name Estella is literally a star. It's so pretty and unique.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2010
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Really quite a nice name; much better than Estelle or Stella. :)
walesgal92  8/29/2010
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Estella itself is a gorgeous name, but the associations with Charles Dickens' character are really a turn-off for me. Estella Havisham was HORRID. It takes a lot for me to hate a character in a book, but I absolutely despise her!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2009
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I don't really like this name. For some reason, Estella has never appealed to me. I prefer Estelle.
bananarama  9/7/2009
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Perhaps it is because I hate Dickens, or because I hate 'Great Expectations' specifically, but I can't help but dislike 'Estella'. She was a foul character.
LakeGirl  8/10/2009
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Estella is also used in Spanish-speaking cultures, where it's pronounced est-ay-a.
LadyManetsu  12/31/2008
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Estella is a very beautiful name - so lyrical and intelligent. If I was to use it, it would probably be because of Estella Havisham, a character in my favourite Charles Dickens book, "Great Expectations".
Sophannagh  11/6/2008
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Estella is a beautiful name. Stella is a great name on its own, but Estella is much prettier to write and say.
Monarch15  8/30/2008
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Okay, it doesn't soften the pronunciation, but the word has a nicely soft and elegant sound to it anyway, and it sounds a bit more elegant than Stella. I love the name!
slight night shiver  5/23/2008
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This is quite a pretty name, and it sounds a tad better than Stella and Estelle. The name is not too cutesy or youthful either. The 'e' at the beginning softens the pronunciation, which is nice.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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Estella is derived from the Spanish word Estrella, meaning "star".
Miracle1980Olympics  1/15/2008
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Daughter of Aldo Leopold, and an ecologist at the University of Washington.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2007
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Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor is the youngest child and daughter of Lady Helen (née Windsor) Taylor and Timothy Taylor and granddaughter to the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
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Estella comes from the word "stella" which means "star".
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
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Estella was the name of the main female character in "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
Wordsmith14  10/12/2005

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