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What does Ester mean?

Ester Pronunciation of Ester as a name for girls is of Persian and Hebrew origin, and Ester means "myrtle, bride; star". Ester is an alternate form of Esther (Persian). Ester is also a variant of Hester (Hebrew).




RELATED FORMS VIA ESTHER, HESTER Ess, Essie, Essy, Esta, Estee, Estera, Eszter, Ettey, Etti, Ettie, Etty, Hesther

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(male) Essel, ..

Ester Kaitlyn (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ester?

Ester is a very prominent first name for women (#620 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#13875 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Ester reached its apex position of #422 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #1848 currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Ester (#1848 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) rated in the Top 2000 are Essie, Esta, Esther (#203), Ettie and Hester. Other forms, like Hesther, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Ester was well-received a century ago (MEDIAN #347) and is now significantly less (#1675, 86%), with forms like Esther becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Ester is alike in pronunciation to Easter, Wistar and Wister. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ehtel, Eimer, Ember, Emer, Esme, Esmee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estell and Etel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ester.

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