Stella
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Given Name STELLA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: STEL-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
Related Names
VARIANT: Estelle (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Estelle (French), Estela (Portuguese), Stela (Romanian), Estela, Estrella (Spanish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #51 
England and Wales  ranked #388 
Canada (BC)  ranked #27 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #42 
Czech Republic  ranked #70 
Finland  - 
France  ranked #96 
Italy  ranked #66 
Netherlands  ranked #130 
New Zealand  ranked #43 
Norway  ranked #64 
Slovenia  ranked #91 
Sweden  ranked #22 
Switzerland  ranked #68