Name Ester Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Ester


Ester is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Ester?

Ester is a variant of the biblical name Esther in various languages, e.g. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Scandinavian. The name is of Hebrew and Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament, Esther was the name of the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. Her real name was Hadassah, which was changed into Esther to hide her identity.

What does the name Ester mean?

Ester means “star” (from Persian “setâre/ستاره”). Ester could as well mean “the hidden one” or “secret” (from Hebrew “satár/סְתַר” = to hide/to conceal). By the way, the name Hadassah has the meaning “myrtle” (from Hebrew “haḏás/הֲדַס”).

Pronunciation of Ester

Variants of the name Ester

Esta Esther Eszter

Popularity of the name Ester

The name Ester is ranked #1512 overall.

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