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

The name Aster is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "star". Aster and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite name on this list...ABC's!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Aster

Aster Aweke, Ethiopian-American singer
Aster Fissehatsion, Eritrean politician, ex-wife of former Vice-President Mahmoud Ahmed Sherifo
Aster Ganno, Ethiopian Bible translator
Aster Guinness (b. 1984), daughter of Jonathan Guinness, 3rd Baron Moyne, and half-sister of Daphne Guinness
Aster Yohannes, Eritrean political activist; wife of politician Petros Solomon
Lily Aster Gottfried (b. 2007), daughter of American comedian Gilbert Gottfried
Nian Aster aka Blaze Lovejoy, American filmmaker
Jeannette Aster, Canadian opera director

Pop Culture References for the name Aster

Aster Phoenix, character from the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Astor Bennett, character on TV's "Dexter"
Molly Aster, character from the Peter Pan series
Sajit Aster, character from the Japanese manga Waltz in a White Dress
Aster, shortened version of Greek Asteria, meaning "star"
Aster, birth flower for the month of September, symbolizing daintiness, love and magic