Cognate of ESTHER. Possibly means "star" or "Myrtle leaf"in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia who saved the Jews of the realm from extermination. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah. In America it received a boost in popularity after the birth of Esther Cleveland (1893-1980), the daughter of president Grover Cleveland.
Ester is a variation of the German name Esther.
Form of Persian Esther.Myrtle leaf. Famous bearer: Ester, a young Biblical Hebrew woman who married the Persian ruler Xerxes and risked her life to save her people..
Popular name of debated origin and meaning. Some believe it to be the Persian translation of the Hebrew name Hadassah (myrtle); others think it is derived from the Persian stara (star). It has also been suggested that it derived from the Babylonian Ishtar, the name of a goddess of love and fertility. The name is borne in the Bible by the Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus.
It derived from the Babylonian Ishtar the name of a goddess of love and fertility. The name is borne in the Bible by the Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus.
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Ester Name also appears in following Origin(s): Portuguese, Czech, Finnish, Slavic
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Meaning of Ester in Polish origin/culture for Girl name with history and fame details.