Given Name ESTELLE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: es-TEL (English), ES-TEL (French)  [details]

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).
VARIANTS: Estella, Stella (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Essie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Stella (Dutch), Stella (German), Stella (Italian), Estela (Portuguese), Stela (Romanian), Estela, Estrella (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017