Meaning and Name Origin
Hadassah \ha-dassah, had(as)-sah\ as a girls' name is pronounced ha-DAHS-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hadassah is "myrtle, bride; star". Biblical: the Persian Queen Esther's Hebrew name.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Asta.
Hadassah is a rare given name for females and a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Hadassah for girls. Hadassah was first listed in 2007 and reached its top position of #701 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Hadassah and associated names. Prominent related forms of Hadassah (#701 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Esther (#203 in 2014), Hester, Hetty, Ettie, Ester, Essie and Esta. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 and is now much lower, with the versions Hester, Ettie, Ester, Esta and Essie becoming somewhat dated. Hadassah (#701) is the most chic birth name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)