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Meaning and name origin

Hester \he(s)-ter\ as a girl's name is pronounced HESS-ter. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hester is "myrtle, bride; star". Variant of Esther. Literary: Hester Prynne is the much put-upon heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlett Letter".

Hester has 4 variant forms: Hesther, Hestia, Hettie and Hetty.

For more information, see also the related girl name Asta.


Hester is a very popular first name for females (#938 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#823 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hester for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hester name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hester and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Esther, Hester, Hettie and Hetty. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Esther, Hester, Hettie, Hetty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Hesper. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hester.


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