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


Esther is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Esther?

Esther is a biblical name 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 Esther mean?

Esther means “star” (from Persian “setâre/ستاره”). Esther 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 Esther

Variants of the name Esther

Esta Ester Eszter

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Popularity of the name Esther

The name Esther is ranked #1327 overall.

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