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Hester meaning and name origin
Hester \he(s)-ter\ as a girl's name is pronounced HESS-ter. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hester is "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 name Asta.
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Popularity of Hester
Hester is a very popular first name for women (#938 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#823 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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