Esther: baby girl name meaning and popularity


Meaning “star” in Persian, this name is also derived from the Babylonian Ishtar, the name of a goddess of love and fertility. This name is fitting for a girl who is the star of her own world (and of yours) and who may be a parent someday herself.


Ettie, Hettie, Tess, Etsy.

Famous people named Esther:

Queen Esther, who saved her people from annihilation as told in the biblical book of Esther; Esther Williams, actress and competitive swimmer; Esther "Eppie" Pauline Lederer (a.k.a. advice columnist Ann Landers).

Fun fact:

Esther Smith, heroine of the 1944 movie Meet Me in St. Louis, was played by Judy Garland.

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