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


Eszter is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Eszter?

Eszter is a Hungarian variant of the biblical name Esther, which 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 Eszter mean?

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

Variants of the name Eszter

Esta Ester Esther

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Popularity of the name Eszter

The name Eszter is ranked #1616 overall.

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