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What does Estela mean?

Estela Pronunciation of Estela [es-tela] as a name for girls. The meaning of Estela is "star". Estela is an alternate spelling of Estelle (Old French, Latin): from Stella. See also Maristela.

Associated with: star.


Estela has 1 variant: Estella.

7 more related forms via Estelle: Estee, Estel, Estele, Estelita, Estell, Estrella and Stella.

Creative forms:
(female) Ertela, Esteeli, ..

(male) Esteel, Esteley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Estela Kalli (E.K.), ..

How popular is Estela?

Estela is a very popular first name for females (#736 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#37728 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Estela was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #853 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Estela listed in the Top 2000 are Estel, Estell, Estella (#874 from recent data), Estelle (#823), Estrella (#794) and Stella (#51). Other variants, like Estele, are seldom used. These relations of Estela were popular during the years 1900-1909 (average #913) and are almost as popular today (#1220, 19.9%), but with forms such as Estell becoming less stylish. Stella is the firm favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Estela, Estel, Estell, Estella, Estelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Estrella, Stella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Estela is alike in pronunciation to Eustolia. Other recommended names are Adela, Akela, Akiela, Angela, Arbela, Ariela, Asela, Ashla, Astera, Aviela, Camela, Csilla, Dela, Earla, Edmea, Eena, Ehtel, Eila, Eilena, Eitna, Eleena, Elena, Ella, Ellena, Emeli, Emelia, Emera, Emmely, Enola, Erena, Erla, Ersila, Ertha, Esma, Esta, Estefani, Estefany, Ester, Estera, Eszter (see Esther), Etana, Etel, Etelka (see Ethel), Etha, Ettey, Eugena, Fidela, Geela, Gizela, Harela, Huela, Jamela, Janela, Jisela, Joela, Katla, Keela, Leela, Lela, Loela, Mela, Nela, Nirela, Noela, Pamela, Petula, Priela, Shaela, Sheela, Shela, Stela, Vitella, Ysbella and Zoela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Estela.

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