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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".
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 (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Hesper. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hester.
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