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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ehs-TEHL(English)
EHS-TEHL(French)
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Meaning & History

From an Old French name that 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).
VariantsEstella, Stella(English)
DiminutiveEssie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesStella(Dutch) Stella(German) Stella(Italian) Estela(Portuguese) Stela(Romanian) Estela, Estrella(Spanish)

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