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What does Hesther mean?

Hesther Pronunciation of Hesther [hes-ther] as a name for girls is of Persian and Hebrew derivation, and the name Hesther means "myrtle, bride; star". Hesther is a version of Esther (Persian). Hesther is also a variation of Hester (Hebrew).

Associated with: star.


3 relations via Esther, Hester: Ester, Hestia and Hettie.

Creative forms:
(female) Hather, Nether, ..

(male) Heshar, Hesher, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hesther Elisabeth (H.E.), ..

How popular is Hesther?

Hesther is a rare first name for females. Hesther is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Esther (#203 in 2015), Ester (#1848), Hettie and Hester are the popular alternative forms of Hesther (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Hesther was at its highest during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.69%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.11%, 84.3%), with forms like Hester becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ester, Esther, Hester, Hettie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Easter, Heath, Heather, Hertha, Hesper, Hespera, Hether, Hette, Hunter and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hesther.

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