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What does Estella mean?

Estella Pronunciation of Estella [es-tel-la] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the name Estella means "star-like; love". Estella is a variant form of Asta (Greek, Old Norse): also a short variant of Anastasia. Estella is also a derivative of Estelle (Old French, Latin): from Stella.

Associated with: star.


Estella has 1 variant: Estela.

11 more related forms via Asta, Estelle, Stella: Astera, Asteria, Estee, Estel, Estele, Estelita, Estell, Estrella, Estrellita, Stela and Stelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Estelie, Estelta, ..

(male) Estelan, Estelia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Estella Kamiyah (E.K.), ..

How popular is Estella?

Estella is a very popular first name for females (#541 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Estella reached its apex rank of #115 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #874 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Estella (#874 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Estel, Estela, Estell, Estelle (#823 via latest list), Estrella (#794) and Stella (#51). Other variants, like Stela, are seldom used. These relations of Estella were at the top of their popularity 115 years ago (usage of 0.52%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.42%, 19.9%). Stella has been the most well-known version, while versions like Estelle are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Estella, Estel, Estela, Estell, 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

Estella is pronounced similarly to Eustolia. Other recommended names are Adella, Agnella (see Agnes), Angella, Arbella, Ardella, Ariella, Aristella, Asela, Aviella, Axella, Bidella (see Bedelia), Camella, Cerella, Cristella, Csilla, Donella, Edelle, Ehtel, Ella, Emelda, Emilla, Ester, Estera, Etel, Etelka (see Ethel), Evelia, Fenella, Fidella, Finella, Fynella, Huella, Idella, Isabella, Isobella, Janella, Jenella, Jewella, Joella, Kristella, Lavella, Loella, Louella, Lovella, Marella, Martella, Morella, Nanella, Noella, Norella, Novella, Odella, Oriella, Pamella, Rafella, Refella (see Raphaela), Robella, Romella, Rosella, Rozella, Rudella, Sadella, Samella, Sibella, Sybella, Sydella, Terella, Udella, Vitella, Winstella, Wynstella, Yabella, Ysabella, Ysbella and Yudella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Estella.

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