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Meaning and name origin

Stella \s-tella, st(el)-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced STEL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Stella is "star". Mostly literary use until the 19th century, when the name became popular. Linked in most minds to the movie "A Streetcar named Desire", where Marlon Brando bellowed "Stella!"

Stella has 5 variant forms: Estella, Estelle, Estrella, Stela and Stelle.

For more information, see also related girl names Estee, Starla, Wynstelle and Asta.


Stella is a very popular first name for females (#247 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7573 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Stella for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Stella name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Stella and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Estella, Estelle, Estrella, Starla and Stella. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Estella, Estelle, Estrella, Starla, Stella in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Sadella, Shella and Sydella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Stella.


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