English; Amharic

Aster Origin and Meaning

The name Aster is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "star".

This is a fresh new addition to the botanical list; comedian Gilbert Gottfried made it a real bouquet when he named his daughter Lily Aster. And the name of the little girl on television's Dexter sounds like Aster, but is actually spelled Astor, which brings it more high society name. Aster relates to the Greek word for star. In Ethiopia, Aster is pronounced "ah-STAIR", and is the Amharic variation of Biblical Esther.

# 230 on Nameberry

Aster Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Aster Popularity

Famous People Named Aster

  • Aster AwekeEthiopian,American singer
  • Aster FissehatsionEritrean politician, ex,wife of former Vice,President Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo
  • Aster GannoEthiopian Bible translator
  • Aster Guinness (b. 1984)daughter of Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne, and half,sister of Daphne Guinness
  • Aster YohannesEritrean political activist; wife of politician Petros Solomon
  • Lily Aster Gottfried (b. 2007)daughter of American comedian Gilbert Gottfried
  • Nian Aster aka Blaze LovejoyAmerican filmmaker
  • Jeannette AsterCanadian opera director

Aster in Pop Culture

  • Aster Phoenixcharacter from the anime Yu,Gi,Oh! GX
  • Astor Bennettcharacter on TV's "Dexter"
  • Molly Astercharacter from the Peter Pan series
  • Sajit Astercharacter from the Japanese manga Waltz in a White Dress
  • Astershortened version of Greek Asteria, meaning "star"
  • Asterbirth flower for the month of September, symbolizing daintiness, love and magic
  • Aster Florescharacter from Netflix's "The Half Of It"