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Gender: Female Origin of Easter: English from German goddess name Eostre

The name Easter is a girl's name of English origin. Easter and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Easter has been used as a name for several hundred years, as part of the day-naming tradition; now, this rarely heard holiday celebration name would make a novel choice for a springtime baby. Background:The early Anglo-Saxon monk and scholar Bede took the name of a goddess--Eostre-- whose feast was celebrated at the vernal equinox and gave it to the Christian festival of the resurrection of Christ.

Easter appeared on the Top 1000 list during the first few decades of the twentieth century. It was heard for the character played by Jasmine Guy in the TV miniseries Queen.

International versions include Pascal, Pasqua and Pascua.

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Famous People Named Easter

Easther Bennett, English singer of R&B girl group Eternal

Pop Culture References for the name Easter

Easter, character in book/film "Queen" by Alex Haley
Easter, mentioned in the song "Every Day Is a Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow ("He's got a daughter he calls Easter/She was born on a Tuesday night")
Easter Rising, 1916 insurrection leading to Irish independence
Easter Island, Chile
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Eastlyn, Easton, Eastan