Latinate form of Estelle

Estella Origin and Meaning

The name Estella is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "star".

Estella is a pretty Latin name that's sounding more and more stylish, remembered as the ward of Miss Haversham in Dickens's Great Expectations. Though Estella ranked as high as Number 110 in the 1880s, it now sits near the bottom of the US Top 1000 along with near-twin Estelle. Either would be well worth considering as an alternative to the popular Stella.

Ali Landry used the Estela spelling for her daughter's name. Estrella is another possibility.

# 610 in the US

Estella Rank in US Top 1000

# 666 on Nameberry

Estella Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Estella Popularity

Famous People Named Estella

  • Estella Dawn WarrenCanadian actress and model
  • Estella DanielsEnglish actress/dancer
  • Estella AgsteribbeDutch Olympic gymnast
  • Estella B. LeopoldAmerican paleobotanist
  • Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (b. 2004)great,great,grandaughter of King George V of the U.K.
  • Estella Marie Thompsonbirth name of infamous American former prostitute Divine Brown

Estella in Pop Culture

  • Estellacharacter in Dickens' "Great Expectations." Miss Havisham says of her: 'One night he brought her here asleep, and I called her Estella.'
  • Estella Munozcharacter on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • Estella Bolger BrandybuckHobbit character in "The Lord of the Rings" series