Ester is a ♀ girl’s name.
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.
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”).
The name Ester is ranked #1512 overall.
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