Given Name HESTER

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: HES-tər (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latin form of ESTHER. Like Esther, it has been used in England since the Protestant Reformation. Nathaniel Hawthorne used it for the heroine of his novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850), Hester Prynne.
DIMINUTIVE: Hettie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Esther (Biblical), Esther (Biblical Greek), 'Ester (Biblical Hebrew), Ester (Catalan), Ester (Czech), Ester, Esther (Danish), Esther (Dutch), Ester, Esteri, Essi (Finnish), Esther (French), Esther (German), Eszter, Eszti (Hungarian), Ester (Icelandic), Ester (Italian), Esther, Estee (Jewish), Estera (Lithuanian), Ester, Esther (Norwegian), Estera (Polish), Ester (Portuguese), Yesfir, Esfir (Russian), Estera (Slovak), Ester, Esther (Spanish), Ester, Esther (Swedish)

Categories

angels, currently out of the US top 1000, fictional characters, Frasier characters, Latinizations, literature
Entry updated October 11, 2012