Given Name STELLA (1)

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: STEL-ə (English)   [details]

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 a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though 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.

Categories

alcohol, Angry Birds characters, celestial, fairies, space, stars, theatre, Winx Club characters
VARIANT: Estelle (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Estelle (French), Estela (Portuguese), Stela (Romanian), Estela, Estrella (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Stella (2)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  Czech Republic
2014
  England and Wales
2015
  Finland
not
ranked
2015
  France
2015
  Iceland
2015
  Italy
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2015
  Norway
2015
  Slovenia
2015
  Sweden
2015
  Switzerland
2013