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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 meaning "star", ultimately derived from Latin stella. 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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