Stela name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Stela

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  1. According to 5 people from all over the world, the name Stela is of Roman / Greek origin and means "Star".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ste"la
A small column or pillar, used as a monument, milestone, etc.

Etymology: L., from Gr. � a post, an upright stone

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient upright stone slab bearing markings

From Latin stēla, from Ancient Greek στήλη (stḗlē).

  1. (archaeology) an obelisk or upright stone pillar, usually as a primitive commemoration or gravestone

stela was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic, Lojban, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Frisian, Old Norse, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Stela

Notable Persons Named Stela

Stela Popescu

Stela Popescu is an actress, humanitarian, celebrity, and humanitarianism. Stela was born on December 21st, 1935 in Bălți, Romania, now in Moldova.

Stela Of Queen Tetisheri

Stela Popa

Stela was born on August 7th, 1982 in Coșcodeni.

Stela Eneva

Stela Pura

Stela was born on March 30th, 1971 in Baia Mare.

Stela Perin

Stela was born on May 6th, 1934.


Fun Facts about the name Stela

  • How Popular is the name Stela? Stela is the 32,185th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Stela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 145 babies born with the first name Stela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stela to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Stela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stela is Sunday, November 21st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Stela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stela was in 2013 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Stela: The name spelled backwards is Alets. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Latse. How do you pronounce that?
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