Esther name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Esther

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Canada says the name Esther means "The name Esther means the 'star of the world' and also means the Jewish Queen Esther of the bible" and is of Dutch origin.
  2. A user from Spain says the name Esther is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Esther comes from Persian and means 'Star'".
  3. According to 28 people from all over the world, the name Esther is of Hebrew origin and means "Star".
  4. According to a user from India, the name Esther means "'Star' in Persian, so Esther Grace Earl's friends printed her a bracelet that read 'This star won't go out'".
  5. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Esther is of Hebrew origin and means "The name Esther means star".
  6. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Esther means "hidden. Queen Esther was the queen of Persia, and the name comes from the Megila of Esther (Megilat Esther)".
  7. 6 submissions from all over the world agree the name Esther means "Queen" and is of African / English origin.
  8. A submission from India says the name Esther means "the queen of means he loves you ..he likes you the are the queen..please help Jesus like talk to him everyday Esther..thank you by jenefa..actually my mom name is Esther".
  9. A submission from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Esther means "Given name to a common girl who became queen" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  10. 3 people from all over the world agree the name Esther is of Hebrew origin and means "Hidden".
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  1. An Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
  2. (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)

From Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר‎ (ʾestēr). Has been connected to Old Persian 𐎠𐎿𐎫𐎼 (star-, “star”) (whence Middle Persian 𐭮𐭲𐭫‎ (stl /star/, “star”), 𐭮𐭲𐭠𐭫𐭪‎ (stʾlk' /stārag/, “star”), Persian ستاره‎ (setâre, “star”), Kurdish estêre, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr; or else to Akkadian 𒀭𒈹 (dIštar, “Ishtar”) (Hebrew עִשְׁתָּר‎ (ʿištār)).

  1. A female given name from Persian.
  2. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. The heroine of the Book of Esther.

Esther was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, French, German, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Esther

Notable Persons Named Esther


Esther is royalty. She holds the title Queen of Persia. Esther was born in Jerusalem.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams was an actress, swimmer, and businesswoman. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1963. Esther was given the name Esther Jane Williams on August 8th, 1921 in Inglewood, California. She passed away on June 6th, 2013.

Esther Smith

Esther Smith is an actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Esther was born in 4.

Esther Hicks

Esther was born on March 5th, 1948.

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle was an actress. She was most active from 1964 to 1964. Esther was given the name Esther Elizabeth Rolle on November 8th, 1920 in Pompano Beach, Florida. She passed away on November 17th, 1998.

Ester Dean

Ester Dean is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Ester was given the name Esther Renay Dean on April 15th, 1982 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

  • Dame Esther Rantzen
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Esther

Notable Persons With the Last Name Esther


Esther is royalty. She holds the title Queen of Persia. Esther was born in Jerusalem.

Baby Esther

Baby Esther was a singing, entertainment, singer, and entertainer. Her career lasted from 1920 to 1928. Baby was given the name Esther Jones in United States. Baby is also known as Baby Jones. She left this life in 1934.

Hari Won

Hari Won is a singer - actress. She has been prominent since 2007. Hari was given the name Lưu Esther on June 22nd, 1985 in Seoul,.

Queen Esther Marrow

Queen Esther Marrow is a soul, r & b, gospel, jazz, soul music, rhythm, blues, and gospel music musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1965 to 1965. Queen was given the name Queen Esther on February 12th, 1941 in Newport News, Virginia.

Emilie Esther

Emilie Esther is a pop music singing. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Emilie was given the name Emilie Esther Holmgaard on May 12th, 1999 in Aalborg, Denmark.

Joy Esther

Joy Esther is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Joy was born on June 14th, 1984 in Lyon.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esther U.S.
  White 50.84% 64.26%
  African American 37.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esther

People with the last name Esther are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Esther

  • What name lists does Esther rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Esther? Esther is the 293rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Esther was the 40,672nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Esther have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 259,715 babies born with the first name Esther in the United States. That's more than enough people named Esther to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esther? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 198 new born babies.
  • When was Esther first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esther is Monday, April 23rd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Esther born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esther was in 1918 with a total of 6,574 babies. That's a lot of babies named Esther!
  • Random Esther Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Esther ranks 27th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 52 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Esther: The name spelled backwards is Rehtse. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Heetsr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esther? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 537 people with the last name Esther.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esther? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esther as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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