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Gender: F Meaning of Stella: "star" Origin of Stella: Latin Stella's Popularity in 2013: #70

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Following on the heels of Ella, Gabriella, Isabella et al, Stella manages to be both celestial and earthy at the same time. Stella is wildly popular among the Malibu set and its star is sure to rise even higher; Stella is firmly in the Top 100, now at Number 70.

The name Stella was coined by Sir Philip Sidney in 1590, was famously bellowed by Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, and was used for their daughters by Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Molly Shannon, Ellen Pompeo, Gena Lee Nolan, Jennifer Grey and Dave Matthews, among others.

Designer Stella McCartney is a notable bearer, and Stella Adler was an influential acting teacher, with Brando one of her prize pupils. Estella and Estrella are other possibilities.

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Famous People Named Stella

Stella Adler, American actress and acting teacher
Stella Dorothea Gibbons, English actress
Stella Stevens (born Estelle Caro Eggleston), American actress
Stella Nina McCartney, English fashion designer, daughter of musician Paul McCartney
Stella Mae Parton, American country music singer, sister of singer Dolly Parton
Stella Hudgens, American actress, sister of actress Vanessa Hudgens
Stella Huang, Singaporean pop singer
Stella Maessen, Dutch pop singer
Stella Obasanjo, First Lady of Nigeria as wife of President Olusegun Obasanjo
Stella Reid, English nanny of TV's "Nanny 911"
Stella Soleil, American pop singer
Stella Tennant, English model
Stella Vander, French pop singer
Stella Cornelia, Indonesian singer of group JKT48
Stella McDermott, daughter of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Stella Haven Walsh, daughter of actor Dylan Walsh
Stella Damon, daughter of actor Matt Damon
Stella Ritter, daughter of actor John Ritter
Stella Luna Ivery, b. 2009, daughter of actress Ellen Pompeo
Stella Street, daughter of actress Elisabeth Shue
Stella Ruby, daughter of TV presenter Kari Byron from "Mythbusters"
Stella Reynolds, daughter of pro skateboarder Andrew Reynolds
Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta, Archduchess of Austria

Pop Culture References for the Name Stella

Stella Kowalski, character in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Stella Maynard, character in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Stella Bonasera, character on TV's "CSI: NY"
Stella Malone, character on TV's "Jonas"
Stella Yamada, character in Disney Channel movie "Lemonade Mouth"
Stella Zinman, character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"
Stella, character on animated series "Hey Arnold"
Stella, character on animated series "Winx Club"
"Stella," pseudonym of Celinda Toobad in Thomas Love Peacock's "Nightmare Abbey" (1818)
Stella, Naylithian character in video game "Aveyond RPG"
"Stellaluna," children's book by Janell Cannon about the titular fruit bat
"Stella and Sam," children's book by Marie Louise Gay and TV series
"Stella," song by All Time Low
"Bella Stella," song by Highland
"Stella Blue," song by the Grateful Dead
"Stella," song by Ida Maria
Stella Benicia, character in the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
Stella Artois, a brand of beer
Stella Doro, brand of packaged cookies

Estella, Estelle, Estretla, Steile, Stela, Stelle, Stellina