Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. STEHL-ə(English)
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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.

Related Names

VariantEstelle(English)
Other Languages & CulturesEstel(Catalan) Estelle(French) Estela(Portuguese) Stela(Romanian) Estela, Estrella(Spanish)
Same SpellingStella (2)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Estonia: October 19
Finland: October 16
Hungary: July 14
Latvia: December 25
Poland: July 14
Poland: August 15
Sweden: August 15

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Entry updated November 16, 2019