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Stella 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 names Estee, Starla, Wynstelle and Asta.

Suggested similar baby names are Sadella, Shella and Sydella.

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Popularity of Stella

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 names popularity of Stella name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Stella with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Stella name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Stella outside U.S.