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Gender: Female Meaning of Estella: "star" Origin of Estella: Latinate form of Estelle Estella's Popularity in 2017: #787

The name Estella is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "star". Estella is ranked #787 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Names Ending with A and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That: Name Variations".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Estella

Estella Dawn Warren, Canadian actress and model
Estella Daniels, English actress/dancer
Estella Agsteribbe, Dutch Olympic gymnast
Estella B. Leopold, American paleobotanist
Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (b. 2004), great-great-grandaughter of King George V of the U.K.
Estella Marie Thompson, birth name of infamous American former prostitute Divine Brown

Pop Culture References for the name Estella

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