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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 "Quick Question Thread?!".

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


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.