Esther - girls name

Esther name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Esther name meaning:

The name Esther is of Persian origin and has Hebrew roots. It is derived from the Old Persian word "stāra," meaning "star." In the Bible, Esther was a Jewish queen who displayed great courage and wisdom by saving her people from destruction. This story of bravery and resilience has made the name Esther a symbol of strength and determination.

The name Esther is often associated with qualities such as beauty, intelligence, and leadership. It represents a person who is confident, independent, and capable of making difficult decisions. Those named Esther are known to be compassionate and caring individuals who are willing to stand up for what they believe in. They possess a strong sense of justice and are often seen as role models in their communities.

Overall, the name Esther carries a powerful and positive connotation. It represents a person who shines brightly, just like a star, and has the ability to bring light and hope to those around them.

Origin: Persian



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Related names

Esther , Eistir, Ettie , Etty

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Overall UK ranking: 166 out of 5581

311 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Esther

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