The name Stella is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "star". Stella is ranked #38 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".
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Following on the heels of Ella, Gabriella, Isabella et al, Stella manages to be both celestial and earthy at the same time. Stella is wildly popular among the Malibu set and its star is sure to rise even higher; Stella is already near the top of the charts but could rise even higher in coming years.
The name Stella was coined by Sir Philip Sidney in 1590, was famously bellowed by Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, and was used for their daughters by Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Molly Shannon, Ellen Pompeo, Gena Lee Nolan, Jennifer Grey and Dave Matthews, among others.
Designer Stella McCartney is a notable bearer, and Stella Adler was an influential acting teacher, with Brando one of her prize pupils. Estella and Estrella are other possibilities.
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