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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.
XironDarkstar  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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