Gender: Female Meaning of Estella: "star" Origin of Estella: Latinate form of Estelle Estella's Popularity in 2019: #782

Estella Origin and Meaning

The name Estella is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "star".

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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Rank in US: #782

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fearlessfirefly Says:


But Estella also means star...

Castle on a Cloud Says:


Better than Estelle, still not a nice name.

Miriam2468 Says:


I love this name and I really like the book Great Expectations, but I wouldn't want my daughter to be associated with the character Estella.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Love love love! This is one name that I keep coming back to. I cycle through crushes on it, then disregard it for one reason or another, forget about it, then get drawn back to the lovely Estella like a siren call.

Anita Humphries Says:


Love Estella, Great expectations is my favourite Dickens and I named my little girl 3 MTS old Estella Rose.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Yep. I have known that for quite a while. :)

Kiki Says:


It is worthnoting that despite the -ella ending, it is pronounced es-tre-yah.

alchemicallypurplefairy Says:


a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun

estella Says:



estella Says:


i hate my name it just means star what is that supposed to mean?

EllaYu Says:


It's one of my favourite books (I've never watched the movie...) but that's the problem.. Estella was such a creep who aged into a miserable, mentally unstable adult. It's kind of hard to untangle the name from the idea of a mean girl with problems.

Which is too bad. It's one of my top 4.

ashbee Says:


Just watched Great Expectations on BBC and can't help but love this name. So pretty and timeless. Star is a lovely meaning, too.

SarahLuna Says:


I like it, but I prefer Estelle.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I prefer Estrella, as it is Spanish for Star.