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What does Star mean?

Star /star/ as a girls' name is of English derivation. Star is an alternate spelling of Starla (English): astronomical name based on "star".


Star has 1 variant: Starr.

Star has 1 more related form via Starla: Starlyn.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Siar, Starra, ..

(male) Staria, Starry, ..

How popular is Star?

Star is a very popular first name for women (#1890 out of 4276, Top 44%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#15061 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Star for girls. Star was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #910 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #1904 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Star name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Star (#1904 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Starr and Starla. Adoption of these forms of Star was widespread 17 years ago (median #1162) and is now significantly reduced, with the version Starr going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Star, Starla, Starr in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Star and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Char, Sal, Sam, San, Sara, Sari, Sean, Seara, Sha-, Shae, Shan, Shara, Shari, Shary, Shay, Sher, Sian, Siara, Stace, Staci, Stacy, Stasa, Stash, Stasy, Staz and Storm. These names tend to be less frequently used than Star.