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.
Popularity
United States  ranked #62 
England/Wales  ranked #364 
Canada (BC)  ranked #34 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #52 
Finland  ranked #50 
France  ranked #106 
Netherlands  ranked #142 
New Zealand  ranked #56 
Norway  - 
Slovenia  ranked #100 
Sweden  ranked #22