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Gender: Female Meaning of Ester: "star" Origin of Ester: Variation of Esther

The name Ester is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "star". Ester and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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This simplified spelling is a bit too polyester, though this is also the authentic Slavic version of an Old Testament name that's being rediscovered.

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Finn Says:


This was my great grandmother's name. She was Danish, and the Danes normally leave out the unpronounced h's in names such as Esther, Theresa, and Thomas.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like this spelling variation. Despite knowing better, I always want to pronounce Esther with a "th" sound, like Es-thur, instead of Es-tur.

scblovesnames Says:


I like it.