Gender: Female Meaning of Aster: "star" Origin of Aster: English

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.

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Rosie2525 Says:


Esther makes me think of the movie "Orphan", too, hehe .

JustineAndNames Says:


I'm not a fan of the name Esther (thanks Orphan) but Aster is a lovely alternative! The flowers are super nice too, so I like that this name can be a bit of a different flower name than Daisy, Rose and Lily.

ElsaAnne Says:


It's all I hear unfortunately, as well as Asda!

PrudenceA Says:


Asters are a colourful, dainty daisy-like flower. Not very masculine.

PrudenceA Says:


Asters are a colourful dainty daisy-like flower. Not very masculine.

jpalm Says:


am i the only one who notices this name has the word ASS in it? ass-ter. thats terrrrrible.

alliebelle Says:


Wow, I thought this was a boy's name at first! Sounds like Asher. It's really nice for either gender, though.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This looks like a handsome boys name, but it's cute on a girl.

gummybear0724 Says:


I hate the Astor spelling. Too modern and snobby looking.

PrudenceA Says:


I am very fond of Aster, it's somewhere between Astrid and Esther both of which are also fantastic names but Aster seems lighter and more feminine.

gummybear0724 Says:


This is my second favorite girls name ever! It's also my favorite flower

katinka Says:


I love the spare, wistful sound of Aster. It's a beautiful, unusual and unfrilly nature option which treads the line between vintage Esther and super-spunky Astrid. Gorgeous!

snowsbeloved Says:


Maybe I'm immature but the "ass" sounding beginning just distracts me. I'd rather do Esther or Hester.

NicoletteEMCC Says:


Although it's by no means my favourite name and no future child of mine would bear it, I did like 'Astor' enough to make it the given name of one of my main book characters, although I originally named her Astrid and adapted from there.

catmcroy Says:


Aster is also apparently the Amheric spelling of Esther, too.

JessicaRK467 Says:


This name is really nice. I prefer the Astor spelling. It's feminine without being frilly and unique without sounding weird...I love it. I have to admit that I heard it on Dexter first as Rita's daughter.

CatBug Says:


I love the name Aster. It's simple, unique, and pretty.