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I would have been named this if I were a girl. I don't how I feel about it, but it's not bad at all.
some dude idk  10/9/2020
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Strongly dislike!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2020
1
Cool name. I've heard it said like "Stellar" but spelled Stella.
noisynora  9/18/2020
1
I love how it means Star. Stella, Layla, and Amaya are my favorite night related names. Night related names are so mysterious, and I love that. I love night related names. Layla means night, and a meaning of Amaya is "Night Rain".
SaltyLemon123456  8/18/2020
1
I love this so much!
SaltyLemon123456  8/9/2020
1
Also Corsican: https://fr.wikibooks.org/wiki/Pr%C3%A9noms_corses
You'll find numerous bearers on social media.
Frollein Gladys  8/8/2020
1
Stella sounds quite pretty and I love the meaning. I'd consider using it if it didn't remind me of that annoying show Winx Club.
someone-  4/25/2020
1
Maisy Judy Marion Stella is a Canadian singer based in the US. In her case, Stella is the surname. Her parents are also musicians performing as The Stellas.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2020
1
Lennon Ray Louise Stella is a Canadian singer based in the US. In her case, Stella is the surname. Her parents are also musicians performing as The Stellas.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2020
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Stella, born Stella del Carmen Banderas, is the daughter of actors Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith.
Feiticeiro  2/6/2020
4
I love the name so much! Too bad it’s the same name of my ex girlfriend but I really like it.
ninasakura  11/11/2019
3
Stella means "star" not only in Latin but in Italian language too (I know it because I'm Italian). In Italy it's getting more popular, I find it a very sweet, adorable and cute name especially for a little girl ♡.
Pan di Stelle 95  9/5/2019
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I love Stella! It's very sweet, celestial and angelic, melodious and energetic but kinda frilly at the same time. Its meaning is a bit cliche but still lovely. I don't know any Stellas in person at all, I'd love to meet one someday, but it is quite a rare name over here, I like it for that too. It has also the sweet -ella ending which makes this name so magical. One of my guilty pleasure imaginary sib-set ideas is a girl / girl twin set named Stella and Luna, so gorgeous! I much prefer the way we pronounce it here as STEL-lah, rather than with just one l, I think it has more charm and melody this way.
mairinn  8/17/2019
1
Stella Cartriers is one of the members of a Swedish band Brödet.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2019
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Pronounced STEL-lah in Polish (with two L's).
― Anonymous User  8/17/2019
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Stella is also used in Poland. In July 2017, there were 1818 women with the name Stella in the Polish population, as well as 158 Stelas. Last year (2018), 48 girls were given the name Stella (#172 in the girls' ranking). Stella's name day in Poland is 15th July. It's quite a rare name, names with double l aren't very traditional in Polish language, but most people I know and whose opinion on this name I know like it. Nicknames may include Stela, Stelka, Stelcia, Stel(l)unia, Stel(l)usia, Stelinka, Stenia etc.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2019
2
Stella sounds just so angelic to me!
wh0sbad  7/12/2019
2
Beautiful name. I could see the names Stella, Lyra, and Vega on triplets.
Feiticeiro  7/9/2019
2
I know a little girl with this name! The name is so sweet and pretty and I feel it will age well. I also love the meaning.
GabriellaConcetta  7/6/2019
2
Stella definitely gets five stars! Beautiful, celestial name.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2019
2
Like most Latin names, Stella is very unique and virtuous, since it means star, but is also very predictable with the meaning, like with Victoria meaning victory, Bella meaning beautiful, Gemma meaning gem, Flora meaning flower, and many others.
Hushpuppy  4/10/2019
1
Another literary example is the play "Stella" by the famous German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It was originally published in 1776 but created a huge scandal because at the end of the play the two heroines, Stella and Cecilia, are living in a menage a trois with Fernando, the man they both love. Goethe rewrote the play thirty years later in 1806 in a version where Stella and Fernando both commit suicide, leaving only Cecilia alive at the end, which was at that point in history a less scandalous ending for German audiences.
clevelandkentevans  2/26/2019
1
Stella Artois is a Belgium Pilsner.
― Anonymous User  2/9/2019
1
Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store:
Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and
Maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake
And a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red
Bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.
This paragraph is used by the Speech Accent Archive, and contains several areas of contingency that non-native speakers have in pronunciation (rs and ls, the 'th' sound).
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
2
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Stella who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 684th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
1
I prefer Estelle, but Stella is really nice too.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
1
Stella Maynard is one of Anne Shirley's friends from Queen's.
kayisforkeen  7/24/2018
2
Stella is the protagonist of the game and webseries Angry Birds Stella. She is a former friend of Gale. Her superpower in the game is the Pink Flash, which enables her to hit blocks at an increasing speed.
Kitandkat  3/30/2018
1
In the book The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, this is the name of an abandoned movie theater in Venice that the main characters live in.
― Anonymous User  12/8/2017
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My name is STELLA ROSE! I always laugh when I get asked the question how Stella got her groove. A movie came out some years ago with that title!
stella bernal  8/28/2017
1
Stella Mae Parton is an American country singer and songwriter. Parton is best known for a series of country singles that charted during the mid- to late-1970s, her biggest hit being 1975's "I Want to Hold You In My Dreams Tonight". She is the younger sister of country music entertainer Dolly Parton.
cutenose  6/30/2017
2
On the American TV series "How I Met Your Mother" there was a supporting character named Stella Zinman. Introduced as Ted's love interest in season 3, they nearly marry before she leaves Ted at the altar in season 4.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2017
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I don't know why, but I kinda prefer Starr instead. I love the meaning of Stella, but not the sound.

This name is kinda growing on me though.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2017
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I love this name! I'm getting a dog named Stella, and she is the sweetest dog I've ever met, though the name didn't have anything to do with that. Nonetheless, I wouldn't use it on a future child haha.
shoshannah  6/7/2017
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This is rising in popularity, I've met 2 Stellas this month.
Tatumarore  6/4/2017
2
Stella Nyambura Mwangi, also known by the stage name STL, is a Kenyan-Norwegian singer, songwriter and rapper. Mwangi writes a lot of her music about the situation in her home country Kenya, and about discrimination both Stella and her family had to go through after moving to Norway in 1991. Her work has been used in films such as American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and Save the Last Dance 2, and also in TV-series such as CSI: NY and Scrubs. She has won several awards including; the Kisima Awards, Clops Awards and Jeermaan Awards, she is one of the most popular singers in Norway after winning the Melodi Grand Prix 2011. She started to practice playing music when she was eight years old. She also plays the piano.
cutenose  1/28/2017
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Also used in Hungary. Pronounced: SHTEL-law.
HerculePoirot  9/1/2016
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I love this name quite a bit; it makes me think if a girl who's strong, smart, beautiful, kind, all that good stuff. She's a leader, she's headstrong, and she will make herself heard. I don't ever plan on having children, but if I was to have a daughter, I think I would've called her Stella. It's just such a beautiful name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
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I have always loved this name since I was young. We named our first daughter Stella and it fits her perfectly. She's strong and bold, yet so sweet and delicate. I've read above comments about people named Stella saying they feel their name is lucky or describes them perfectly and I believe it! Obviously I'm biased, but my Stella is such a special girl who just seems to float through this life breathing in every possible thing she can. Such a great name. It's ethereal, just like her:)
― Anonymous User  4/6/2016
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The name is also used in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Germany.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
2
My name is Stella and I love it. Shining, popular, meaningful and gorgeous. It exudes sophistication and fame.
pink_star  2/23/2016
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Hello, my name is Stella and I'm 12. I really like my name and my dad was Italian so he picked it for me. I've done a lot of traveling as my dad moves around a lot and my mum has said to me that she has never met another Stella anywhere. I haven't either. I think it's more unique than some websites say it is. I personally really like my name and the meaning. I have nicknames such as Stell, Stells and Stella Bella. The good thing is, everyone pronounces it correctly as it is easy to read.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2016
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My name is Stella. And I love my name. In my life I've never met a Stella, and for some reason I like that because it shows how unique and unpopular the name is and it makes me feel special. The one thing is that everyone I meet are like "STELLA" which is funny but I would see them like, everyday and they'd do that constantly. My parents are Italian or Greek. They liked the name and so that's what happened. I'm proud to have the name I was given. Some people want to be be named other things but your name makes you, you, even if you have a really common name like Jack or Grace.
Stella.harding  12/29/2015
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My name is Stella and I'm 12. The name Stella came from my great grandmother. I have always felt that I'm so lucky to have such an amazing name. Also I've felt that us Stella's are unique. I've only met one other brunette with the name Stella. The name Stella I feel brings me good fortune and makes me feel so good knowing that my name has such a wonderful meaning. Stella means star. And I am very proud of my name and plan on naming my future daughter Stella.
stella_forever  11/26/2015
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My name is Stella, and I love having it as a name. My parents were both born in Italy and it is a very Italian name. My friends all call me Stellar, Stell, Ste, and Stellie. I think that it is a great name because it's super unique in my opinion, and I love that it is making a rebound. What's kind of annoying/funny is that everyone I meet yell "STELLLLAAAA" referring to the movie. But I still love this name and wouldn't change it for anything else.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2015
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When we decided on the name Stella for our daughter, we never once wavered. It's not too common, but nevertheless beautiful and timeless. It suits her perfectly... she's our little star :)
Stanna18  4/30/2015
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Matt Damon's 4th daughter is named Stella Zavala. Ellen Pompeo's 1st daughter is named Stella Luna. Tori Spelling's 1st born daughter's name is Stella Doreen.
Stanna18  4/30/2015
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Gorgeous name and I love the meaning! Very unique in my area too, I don't know a single Stella personally. I'm planning on naming my future daughter this. Stella Rose and Stella Jane are my first choices. :)
marisamary  4/24/2015
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I can't get into this name. There was once a character named Stella on Days of our Lives who put the character of Marlena in a pit, so I just associate it with crazy. It has no beauty to me whatsoever.
wbbuff  4/15/2015
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My name is Stella, and I love my name. I think it is the perfect combination of unique, yet easy to pronounce and spell. I also love it because I was named after my great-great aunt.
starbear123  3/16/2015
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I am biased, but I absolutely adore the name Stella. So much so, that my 2 year old's name is Stella Kate. :)
skibum267  11/3/2014
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I actually like Stella Phoebe because it would mean something like "shining star".
collegiate crimson  9/13/2014
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I love this name so much. It's beautiful and graceful, yet spunky and quirky. This name is a wonderful mixture of strong and sweet and tomboyish and girly. I love it!
MusicBelle  8/28/2014
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I'm starry-eyed how it means '★'. The stunning name Stella has such celestial beauty, grace and elegance. It sounds so poetical and sophisticated.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2014
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Stella and Sam, a preschool TV series based on the Canadian book series "Stella and Sam" by Marie-Louise Gay.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2014
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This is my grandmother's name. Actually, her full name is Estelle, and she changed it from Stanislava, but everyone calls her Stella. It's beautiful and considerably popular, and if I have a daughter, her name might be Stella Rose.
collegiate crimson  7/22/2014
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STELLLAAAAAAA! Okay, it isn't my favorite name, but it's not the worst name in the world. To be quite honest, it reminds of something stale.
blueeyesparkle  7/17/2014
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I like the sound of it and met a cute little girl with this name, but I can't get into it. Something about it makes me feel it is incomplete.
Ali Hassan  6/29/2014
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Stella is a gorgeous and quirky name. Love it!
hattie98  4/13/2014
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The first daughter of Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria is named Maria-Stella, born 11 November 2013.
Her full name is Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta. She is a great-great granddaughter of Emperor Charles I of Austria.
la-petite-rachel  1/24/2014
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Estelle Getty was sometimes called Stella.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2013
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My name is Stella and it has always had a magical "shine" over me. When my great-grandmother was pregnant with my grandmother she read a book about fairies and the "star" fairy's name was Stella... My grandmother also loved the name. They grew up in Zambia and she had the most wonderful imagination and could tell stories about how elves, fairies and insects lived near the riverbanks. I believe that Stella's are born under the most luminous stars and that they carry amazing old souls.
CircumSTELLAr  6/2/2012
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Stella Hudgens (b. 1995 in Ocean Beach, California) is an American actress. She is the younger sister of Vanessa Hudgens.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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Putting my two cents into the usage debate - Stella truly IS an Italian name. It seems to have had usage since at least the 19th century, judging by old records. Stella might have been used in Italy for much longer than that, since in Italy there exists this title of the Virgin Mary: "Madonna della Stella" (of whom there are several shrines dedicated to in Italy). Maybe over the years Stella's popularity with Anglophones has eclipsed its Italian popularity - but it's still an Italian name. By the way, I have grown to love the name Stella!
bananarama  3/16/2012
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This is my great-great-aunt's name. She was born in the 1920s. For the longest time this name made me think of old ladies but then I met a teenager and a little girl who were both named Stella. I think this name is making a comeback. It sounds really pretty, if you can get past the old-fashioned mindset.
codenameflame  2/28/2012
1
This is another name my parents considered for me, because of its celestial meaning. I think it's beautiful.
the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
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Stella is a member of the fictional band The Crescendolls in the animated musical Interstella 5555, a collaboration between Japanese animator Leiji Matsumoto and the French DJ duo Daft Punk.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
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I thought this was a nice name but after seeing the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is under the influence of painkillers and reacts hilariously when learning this was a woman's name, I only think of her saying STELLAA! :)
willarose93  7/31/2011
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I prefer Estella.
Chrila96  12/4/2010
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This is the name of the main character in How To Survive Summer Camp by Jacqueline Wilson, about a girl who goes to a youth hostel.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2010
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I love this name. However, instead of thinking of the original play, it always brings to mind the Simpsons' parody of it.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2010
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I am biased because I named my youngest daughter Stella Rose, and I LOVE the name. For me, she personifies the name perfectly. She has this great mixture of strong and sweet, simple and complex in her personality complemented with loads of charm, "star power" and spunk. She is a Stella through and through to me.
zoogal  6/12/2010
1
Stella is a very pretty name with a nice meaning. It gives me the image of an independent, bold girl with a confident attitude towards others and herself. It's a very good choice.
Black_X  5/8/2010
1
I feel like one should take a dramatic pause before saying this name.
lucyskydiamonds  3/4/2010
1
There is a song by All Time Low called "Stella".
lonelyloner  2/20/2010
1
I really like this name. It sounds really cool like stellar. :)
Liesl  2/13/2010
0
Too girly and over the top, it does not really suit an adult.
italiannames  1/4/2010
1
There is a jazz song called "Stella by Starlight," based on the theme for the character Stella from the classic haunted house film "The Uninvited." Great film and a lovely song, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of the name. It's nice enough, I guess, but I prefer Ella. And all I can really think of when I hear this name is, of course: "Stella! Hey, STELLAAAAAA!"
harry_sent_me  11/24/2009
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I like this name, but it's rather boring now since so many celebrities have used it on their daughters. I prefer the less common Estelle.
bananarama  9/23/2009
1
Mythbuster Kari Byron gave birth to a baby girl named Stella Ruby on June 28 2009.
Lady_Skywalker  8/24/2009
1
A very beautiful name for a girl. I have never met an actual Stella, but I sometimes call my friend Stella because she is my own personal star. :)
meggsxx3  8/4/2009
1
It's a cute name but I don't think I'd use it.
CharlieRob  7/31/2009
1
LOVE IT! This name will never get too old.
Taydbug112  4/26/2009
1
This is the name of 'Baywatch' star Gena Lee Nolin's baby; Stella Monroe Hulse. This is such a pretty name, I'm glad to see that an actress actually chose a name that's both regal and sweet unlike those dumb made-up names most son/daughter of actor/actress kids bear.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2008
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I love this name - both its sound and its meaning. It's a lot sweeter than calling your kid Star, and it would suit a girl throughout her life (picture Baby Stella, Stella the Grade-Schooler, Teen Stella, Stella at University, Mommy Stella, etc). I also think it makes an amazing nickname for Estella, one of my all-time favourite names.

But then again, the name will always make some people think: "STELLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
Sophannagh  11/21/2008
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Stella Oleson is one of the main characters in the graphic novels 30 Days of Night, and the film of the same name. She is the wife of Eben Oleson.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2008
1
Actress Stella Májová (maiden name Weingärtnerová), born 19th July 1923 in Havlíčkův Brod.
Emilie007  9/9/2008
2
It's amazing how words can just SOUND their meaning - Stella sounds positively luminescent. Beautiful.
padfoot443  7/12/2008
1
Actors Dylan Walsh and Joanna Going have a daughter Stella Walsh, born 22th November 2003.
Emilie007  7/1/2008
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Stella's also a nickname for Estelle, Estella, Estrella.
I'm sorry, all you Stellas out there, but I just can't help myself:
STELLAAAAAAAAA!
Sorry.
welovejamesarness  6/27/2008
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This is a lovely name with a nice meaning. I slightly prefer Estella, but this is a great name either way, very pretty and nicely simple, but not too girly and cutesy. It's far more interesting than the currently overused Ella.
slight night shiver  5/7/2008
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Means star in Italian.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2008
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I've met too many barmaids named 'Stella'.
Ligeia  12/17/2007
1
Anna Geislerová and Zdenìk Janáèek have a daughter Stella Janáèková, was born 27 July 2007. She weighed 4 kg and she measured 53 cm.
Karcoolka  7/29/2007
2
Stella Artois is a Belgian beer. ;-)
Florabel  7/27/2007
1
I teach at Gymboree (classes for kids from birth to age 5) and we've noticed a recent upswing in little Stellas in our younger classes. Something to consider if you want to avoid an overly popular name.
elizabeth hamlet  7/19/2007
2
It's also used in German and Italian.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2007
1
Sly Stallone has a daughter named Stella.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2007
1
A famous bearer of this name is Stella from Eastender. She is Phil's girlfriend and she abuses Phil's son Ben.
maidmideon  5/12/2007
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I personally think it is ugly, (and makes me think of the beer though the meaning of star was obviously first), the proper Italian pronunciation (it is an Italian name after all) is much nicer, STAYL-la.
Auriel  3/12/2007
1
This is a very pretty name. It suits both a girl and woman very well.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
1
I like this name. I think it's really cute.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2007
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This is Vanessa Anne Hudgens sisters' name.
minikupcake  2/2/2007
2
I like this name but it's more of a pet name to me, perfect name for a horse!
minikupcake  2/1/2007
1
Stella Irene August is the name of actor Dan Aykroyd's daughter with wife Donna Dixon.
ScarletCrow  1/24/2007
2
There is a beautiful Interpol song called "Stella was a Diver and She Was Always Down".
― Anonymous User  1/21/2007
1
My name is Stella. I happen to love my name. So do most other people I've met. Only thing I can complain about is that I have been subjected to FAR too many Brando impersonations for my fifteen years. I suppose I've become immune to it now, though.
torgwith  1/3/2007
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I used to love the name Stella until I heard about that dumb show, 'Winx'.
7up  1/2/2007
1
There is an author named Stella Cameron.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
1
This is my Grandma's name, and she loves it! I do, too. I believe that this name means "Star" because the name STELLA is in the word conSTELLAtion, and a constellation is a group of stars. Wow, I'm pretty good! :-)
Taydbug112  11/14/2006
1
Stella was on the top 1000 list from the 1880's until the 1980's. It came back on the top 1000 list in 2003. Its most popular year was the 1890's where it ranked 63. In 2005 it ranked 250.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
1
I really like the names Stella Nova combined. A "new star": simply just so beautiful.
elliebeth  9/19/2006
1
My great-grandmother's name was Estella and her nickname was Stella.
swisssugar  9/4/2006
1
A famous bearer is Stella Parton, greatly talented country singer of the 1970s/early 1980s. She is also Dolly Parton's younger sister.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
1
Stella Bonasera is a character on CSI: New York, played by Melina Kanakaredes.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2006
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I dislike this name. I don't know why but it sounds bad.
EmiliaHelena  6/17/2006
1
Actors Antonia Banderas and wife Melanie Griffith have a daughter named Stella.
Pheadirean  6/4/2006
2
Stella is a great name. It is sophisticated. With the popularity of Ella I am surprised this name isn't used more often. I actually prefer Stella myself.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
1
Stella Gibbons was an English novelist and poet. Her works include "Cold Comfort Farm".
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
1
Speaking of Marlon Brando, Stella Adler was a famous acting teacher in New York. She had studied for Stanislavski, but disagreed with Lee Strasberg on how to teach his system. She taught Brando, and many other well known actors have studied at her school in New York what became known as method acting.
Elphi  12/19/2005
2
Just can't get past Marlon Brando yelling, "STELLA!!!"
breakofday  12/16/2005
2
No, no, no! It's not "STELLA!" it's "STEL-LAAAAAHHH!"
― Anonymous User  2/18/2007
2
Stella McCartney (daughter of Paul) is a famous fashion designer.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
2
Stella is an Italian name meaning "star" or "as beautiful as a star", I like it very much!
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
1
Stella is one of the main character's in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."
ars musica  12/3/2005
2
Stella is also a Greek name and its name day is celebrated on November 26.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2005
2
I think this is a pretty name. It reminds me of a strong, beautiful woman. It would fit someone her whole life: as a child, a teenager and a grown woman.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2005
2
It's a very pretty name. I get the feeling this will jump into the top 50, sometime soon.
Lorenz0  9/30/2005
2
This name is also Italian.
lilia  8/13/2005
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No, it's not actually an Italian name. It's an English coinage of a name taken from an Italian/Latin word. So I guess if there is a "correct" pronunciation it would be the English one; it's not traditionally used as a name in Italy, and it's used as one was English.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2007

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