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pinWhat does Hester mean?

Hester /hes-ter/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Hesther, Hestia, Hettie and Hetty.

Affiliated girl name: Asta.

Hester has 16 more different relations via Esther: Eistir, Eppie, Ess, Essie, Essy, Esta, Estee, Ester, Estera, Eszter, Ettey, Etti, Ettie, Etty, Hittie and Yesfir.

Kreatif forms: Haster, Hedster, Helster. [more]

pinHow popular is Hester?

Hester is a very popular first name for women (#938 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#919 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Hester for girls. Hester entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #217 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 corresponding names. Esther (#203 in 2014), Hettie, Hetty, Ettie, Ester, Essie and Esta are the prominent related forms of Hester. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.6235%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.0996%, 84%), with versions such as Essie, Esta, Ester, Ettie and Hester becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hester, Essie, Esta, Ester, Esther in U.S.

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

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

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