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


Hester is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Hester?

Hester is a Latin variant of the 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 Hester mean?

Hester 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 Hester

Popularity of the name Hester

The name Hester is ranked #11918 overall.

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