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I think this is a beautiful European and Hebrew name. It is both modern (a standalone name) and traditional (as a diminutive of Esther). It means sweet in Basque. It's short and can be easily pronounced in many languages. It is unique and you can hardly find any references to Esti online (as of 2018) - most is of Ezti, Esty, or other variations.
roebroe  6/22/2018
It's a bit like eesti which is Estonian for Estonia.
Lewons78  8/7/2016
I seriously discourage using this name in Canada. "Esti" is a French-Canadian swear that doesn't really have an English equivalent. It's derived from "hostie", which is the bread they have in Catholic churches, and is sometimes shortened to "'sti". People say it with the same frequency that they'd use the F word, and while it's considered a lesser swear, it's still a bad word.
Rainears  8/6/2013
Estivalia… beautiful! Gorgeous word. ^^ Estitxu and Estibalitz are also really beautiful. I also really like it as a nickname for Esther.

I heard that it does, indeed, have something to do with “Star” or something akin to that. That little pronunciation thing offered helped a lot, too; I had been saying it “ESS-tee”, which sounds a little too close to “Estee”. I like it.

Also, here’s to assuming that “Esty” is just a variant of “Esti” or “Ezti”, and basically is just spelled with a ‘Y’?
Lunar_Wolf  8/25/2010
Esti is the short version of Estibalitz or Estibaliz. A popular name in the Basque Country--there is a church named after the virgin of Estibaliz in the Basque province of Araba--originally it comes from the Latin word "Estivalia," summer time.

Ezti, not Esti, means "honey, sweet" in Basque.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2010
Pronounced (in Basque) ESH-tee, but with the "sh" said while the tip of the tongue is close to the roof of the mouth.

Taken from :

"'S' is probably the trickiest sound of all. It is not like the English 's', but rather like the one used in Castillian Spanish. It sort of sounds like English 'sh', but is much softer. In effect, it is produced by putting the tip of your tongue at the back of your top front teeth when saying 's'. It takes a bit of practice."
erb816  5/11/2009
Short form of the Quebec-French word hoesti, which means dammit or fu-k.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2008
Esti is a nickname in Israel for girls named Esther.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2008
There is an Israeli model named Esti Ginzburg.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2008
Esti is also a Hebrew diminutive of Esther. The aforementioned Israeli model Esti Ginzburg is a famous bearer of the name.
overtheclouds  9/22/2012
Hello, I'm new to this site, and wanted to look up some names. I noticed that you didn't have my girlfriend's name in the list. I've gone through a little research and her name comes from French, with Wale-ish background. The name of my girlfriend is Esty. Her name means = Bright star, or Brightness all around. In French, it means this anyways.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2007
It sounds really elegant.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2006
Would make a beautiful middle name.
classy  1/28/2006
The original name is Estibaliz and variants are: Estitxu, Estibalitz, Esti.
NeNa esti  10/24/2005

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