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Gender: Female Meaning of Asteria: "star" Origin of Asteria: Greek

The name Asteria is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "star". Asteria and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Asteria is an Anglicized spelling of the Greek Astraea or Astraia, the goddess of justice and innocence. She became the constellation Virgo, so all forms of this name would be especially appropriate for a child born in late August or early September.

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Pop Culture References for the name Asteria

Asteria, role in the opera 'Nerone' by Arrigo Boito
Asteria, goddess of justice and stars.
Asteria, several figures in Greek Mythology.
Asteria, role in Handel's opera, Tamerlano.


Mariank Says:


It also means "of the stars" or "starry one/maiden" in Greek.

Daiseymae Says:


It reminds me of "hysteria".

snowsbeloved Says:


I want to like it but it sounds a little like hysteria :(

nila Says:


Sooo lovely!

Lola Says:


Beautiful! Especially for a middle name.

berry_chick Says:


It's a beautiful name. I love the meaning! But when pronounced, it sounds like Hysteria...that kind of kills it for me.

Waverly123 Says:


So pretty!

CheyenneRachealStone Says:


Actually, Asteria was her own goddess, and had nothing to do with Astraea. She was the Titan goddess of oracles and falling stars, daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, sister of Leto (Artemis and Apollo's mother), and the mother of Hecate (goddess of magic, crossroads, ghosts and necromancy).

steampunkleo Says:


What a beautiful name!

KBiz Says:


reminds me of "Hysteria"