Stella name meaning

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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Stella

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New Zealand says the name Stella means "The name Stella is normally associated with love and star from the Latin language" and is of French origin.
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Stella means "The star of love".
  3. 29 people from all over the world agree the name Stella is of Latin origin and means "Star".
  4. According to a user from Finland, the name Stella is of Latin origin and means "Star in both Latin and Italian".
  5. A user from Oregon, U.S. says the name Stella is of English origin and means "Star in Italian".
  6. A user from Ghana says the name Stella means "Love".
  7. A submission from Wyoming, U.S. says the name Stella means "Luminary".
  8. A submission from Kenya says the name Stella means "smiling heart" and is of Kikuyu origin.
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Stella means "Fairy of the shining sun".
  10. According to a user from Colorado, U.S., the name Stella is of Italian origin and means "Constellation".
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  1. United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)

From Latin stēlla (“star”). In the sense of a sex tourist, refers to the 1998 romantic comedy film How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

  1. A female given name from Latin.
  2. Ellipsis of Stella Artois, a brand of beer; or a serving of such.
    I'm going to have a few tonight
  3. A town in South Africa.
  4. A village in Missouri.
  5. A village in Nebraska.
  6. A town in Wisconsin.
  7. (US, numismatics) A gold coin with a face value of $4.00 proposed for use in the United States in the 19th century.
  8. (Jamaican, slang, derogatory) A black woman who visits Jamaica as a sex tourist.
    Coordinate term: milk bottle
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Stella was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Faroese, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Stella

Notable Persons Named Stella

Stella Maxwell

Stella was given the name Stella Maynes Maxwell on May 15th, 1990.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is a fashion designer and fashion design. Stella was given the name Stella Nina McCartney on September 13th, 1971 in Lambeth.

Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens is an actress, director, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1959. Stella was given the name Estelle Caro Eggleston on October 1st, 1936 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, U.S.

Stella Maeve

Stella Maeve is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Stella was given the name Stella Maeve Johnston on November 14th, 1989 in Nyack, New York, USA. Stella is also known as Stella Maeve Johnston.

Stella Mae Parton

Stella Mae Parton is a country music and gospel music singing, songwriter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Stella was born Stella Mae Parton on May 4th, 1949.

Stella Adler

Stella Adler was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1952. Stella was born on February 10th, 1901 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on December 21st, 1992.

  • Stella Creasy
    For Walthamstow
  • Stella Tennant
  • Miles Franklin
  • Stella Young
  • Stella Gibbons
  • Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi
  • Stella Mwangi
  • Stella Price
  • Stella Vine
  • Stella Bloch
  • Stella
  • Stella Hackel
    Director of the United States Mint
  • Grace La Rue
  • Stella Maessen

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stella

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stella

Frank Stella

Frank Stella is an artist in the fields of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. Frank was given the name Frank Philip Stella on May 12th, 1936 in Malden, Massachusetts.

Tommy La Stella

Tommy La Stella is a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Tommy was born on January 31st, 1989 in Westwood, New Jersey.

Joseph Stella

Joseph Stella was an artist in the field of painting. Joseph was born on June 13th, 1877 in Muro Lucano. He left this life on November 5th, 1946.

Martina Stella

Martina was born Martina Stella on November 28th, 1984 in Florence.

Beniamino Stella

Beniamino was born on August 18th, 1941 in Pieve di Soligo.

Francesco Stella

Francesco Stella is a soccer player for the Central Coast Mariners FC, A.C. Chievo Verona, South Melbourne FC, S.S. Robur Siena, U.S. Borgo a Buggiano 1920, Rangers F.C., Sisaket F.C., and Avondale FC. Francesco was born on July 25th, 1991 in Melbourne.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stella U.S.
  White 86.92% 64.26%
  African American 1.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stella

People with the last name Stella are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Stella

  • What name lists does Stella rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Stella? Stella is the 412th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Stella was the 39th most popular name. As a last name Stella was the 8,178th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stella have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,078 babies born with the first name Stella in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stella to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stella? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 414 new born babies.
  • When was Stella first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stella is Wednesday, July 4th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Stella born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stella was in 2018 with a total of 5,149 babies. That's a lot of babies named Stella!
  • Random Stella Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stella ranks 21st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 144 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Stella: The name spelled backwards is Allets. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Satell. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stella? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,053 people with the last name Stella.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stella? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Stella as their last name.
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