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What does Easter mean?

Easter Pronunciation of Easter [east-er] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Easter is "Christian spring festival". Holiday name used as a Christian name mainly in the 19th century. Also possibly a variant of Esther. A more common Eastertide name is the French Pascale.

Associated with: spring, 19th century.

Variations

10 alternative forms via Esther, Pascale: Eistir, Essie, Esta, Estee, Ester, Estera, Eszter, Ettey, Hester and Hesther.

Creative forms:
(female) Eastel, Eister, ..

(male) Easted, Eastel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Easter Liv (E.L.), ..

How popular is Easter?

Easter is a very popular first name for women (#1447 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2773 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Easter reached its top rank of #524 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Easter name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Easter outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Easter are Esther (#203 a year ago), Ester (#1848), Hester, Esta and Essie. These forms of Easter were favored as baby names in the 1900s (median #312) and have become significantly less popular since (#1675, down 87%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Easter, Essie, Esta, Ester, Esther, Hester in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ester outside U.S.

Similar Names

Easter is pronounced similarly to Wistar and Wister. Other suggested similar names are Bader, Chanter, Eaden, Eadie, Earley, Eartha, Ehtel, Eimer, Elsbet, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Elspet, Ember, Emer, Esme, Esmee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estell, Etel, Gayner, Harper, Hesper, Hunter, Palmer, Parker, Roser, Tayler, Walker, Winter and Wynter. These names tend to be less frequently used than Easter.

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