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What does Estelle mean?

Estelle Pronunciation of Estelle 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


VARIANTS Essie, Estee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estelita, Estell, Estella, Estrella, Estrellita, Marianela, Stella, Stelle




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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 #836 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Stella (#38 VIA LATEST LIST), Esther (#153), Estella (#747), Estrella (#875), Ester (#1747), Essie, Estel, Estela and Estell are the prominent variation forms of Estelle (#836). These relations of Estelle reached the height of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #751) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1239, DOWN 69.6%).

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, Esther, Stella outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abelle, Aedelle, Annelle, Arbelle, Arelle, Aristelle, Aurelle, Baseelle (see Basilia), Bethelle (see Bethel), Brielle, Catrelle, Chelle, Cristelle, Danelle, Delle, Denelle, Edelle, Ehtel, Emelie, Emelly, Emille, Emmelee, Emmelie, Etelka (see Ethel), Etoile, Gaelle, Giselle, Hazelle, Idelle, Isabelle, Isobelle, Jenelle, Jiselle, Jobelle, Jocelle, Jodelle, Joelle, Joselle, Jovelle, Jowelle, Joyelle, Jozelle, Junelle, Katelle, Kristelle, Lavelle, Luelle, Maelle, Martelle, Mashelle, Mikelle, Mirelle, Moselle, Nanelle, Neelle (see Neilina), Norelle, Odelle, Orbelle, Orielle, Rafelle, Rashelle, Robelle, Roshelle, Rozelle, Rudelle, Ruthelle, Sabelle, Sadelle, Suzelle, Sybelle, Tanelle, Udelle, Wynstelle, Yabelle and Ysabelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Estelle.

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