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What does Estelle mean?

Estelle Pronunciation of Estelle [es-telle] as a girls' name is pronounced ess-STEL. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Estelle is "star". From Stella. Literary: the Latinate form Estella is the name of a happy character in Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations". See also Astra and Esther.

Associated with: star, happy (joy), great.


Estelle has 13 variants: Essie, Estee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estelita, Estell, Estella, Estrella, Estrellita, Marianela, Stella and Stelle.

2 more relations via Astra, Esther, Stella: Ester and Estera.

Creative forms:
(female) Estelli, Ettelle, ..

(male) Estelea, Estelge, ..

Middle name pairings:
Estelle Raelee (E.R.), ..

How popular is Estelle?

Estelle is a very prominent first name for women (#417 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#16224 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Estelle reached its apex rank of #121 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #823 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Stella (#51 via latest list), Esther (#203), Estrella (#794), Estella (#874), Ester (#1848), Estel, Estela, Estell and Essie are the prominent variation forms of Estelle (#823 via latest list). These relations of Estelle reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #698) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1259, down 57.8%). Esther has generally been the top pick of parents, though Stella is currently ranked higher, while versions like Essie used to be popular.

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

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

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