GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: es-TEL   [key]
Meaning & History
From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star". It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
Related Names
VARIANT: Estella (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Essie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Estela (Portuguese), Estela (Spanish)
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