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What does Stela mean?

Stela Pronunciation of Stela [stela] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Stela means "star". Stela is a version of Stella (Latin).

Associated with: star.


2 alternative forms via Stella: Estella and Stelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Stena, Stesa, ..

(male) Stelai, Stelan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Stela Kenna (S.K.), ..

How popular is Stela?

Stela is an uncommon given name for women. Stela is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Stela (not ranked) are Estella (#874 in 2015) and Stella (#51). Adoption of these relations of Stela was well-received in 2015 (average #462), except for the version Estella which has become less trendy. Stella is the all-time favorite. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Estella, Stella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adela, Akela, Anela, Arela, Asela, Caela, Cela, Chela, Dela, Estela, Geela, Huela, Joela, Kaela, Keela, Laela, Leela, Lela, Loela, Mela, Nela, Noela, Odela, Orela, Seelia, Seely, Seema, Seila, Sela, Selda, Selia, Selma, Sena, Sera, Seula, Shaela, Shea, Sheba, Sheela, Sheila, Shela, Shelia, Shell, Shella, Shena, Shera, Sheva, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shula, Shyla, Siena, Siera, Simla, Skyla, Starla, Stasa, Stefa, Steffa, Stefka, Stefya, Stepa, Stepha, Stesha, Stina, Suelo, Sula, Teela and Zoela. These names tend to be more frequently used than Stela.

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