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Gender: Female Meaning of Estelle: "star" Origin of Estelle: French Estelle's Popularity in 2017: #791

The name Estelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "star". Estelle is ranked #791 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Maybe it's because she shares that winning -elle sound with Isabel and Bella, but Estelle is no longer seen as a muumuu-wearing canasta player of a certain age (think George Costanza's mother on Seinfeld or Joey Tribbiani's talent agent in Friends). This could be in part thanks to the young Royal Couple of Sweden, who chose it for their firstborn daughter, or the single-named British R&B singer. It reentered the US Top 1000 in 2012 after a nearly fifty-year absence.

Latin version Estella, introduced in Great Expectations, also has energy and charm, while Estrella is another stylish member of this star-related club. Ali Landry has a daughter named Estela. Este and Estee are also in the wind.

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Famous People Named Estelle

Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, second in line to the Swedish throne
Estelle Getty, American actress
Estelle Ruth Winwood, American actress
Estelle Fanta Swaray, British R&B singer and voice actress
Estelle Brody, American actress
Estelle Harris, American actress
Estelle Desanges, French adult film actress
Estelle Asmodelle (formerly Estelle Maria Croot), Australian model and trans activist
Estelle Landy, Australian reality TV personality ("Big Brother Australia 2012")
Estelle Margaret Parsons, American actress
(Ida) Estelle Taylor, American silent film actress
Estelle Balet, Swiss snowboarder
Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, mother of Sir Christopher Lee and a noted Edwardian beauty
Octavia Estelle Butler, author
Geraldine Estelle 'Geri' Halliwell, Spice Girls singer

Pop Culture References for the name Estelle

Estelle Leonard, Joey's agent on TV's 'Friends'
Estelle Costanza, George's mother on TV's 'Seinfeld'
Estelle Slippery, Character on TV's "Fortysomething"
Estelle 'Essie' Harrison, Character on British TV series 'Holby City'
Estelle, character in Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit
Estelle Green, a character in Diana Wynne Jones' Witch Week
Estellise Sidos Heurassein, a main character in the video game Tales of Vesperia