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Meaning of Esther :

Myrtle, Star

Origin of name Esther :
Esther Numerology :
Personality No. 2. People with the name Esther are followers & not leaders. They are docile, sensitive, gentle & kind. They love tranquility. They give in easily. They lack initiative. They like the opposite sex. Person with name Esther having 2 as Personality number give undue importance to family. They are helpful & friendly. They are artistic & imaginative. They are gracious, truthful & straightforward.
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/Esther/ or /es-TER/
of Name Esther :
In the Old Testament, under the Book of Esther, there's a story that tells about Queen Esther whose original name was Hadassah. She was the Jewish wife a Persian king. She is famous for saving the Jews from extermination. In Persia, the name possibly stands for "star".
of Name Esther :
The bible has so much influence on people that this name has been used across all of Europe since the Protestant Reformation. However, it only became popular in America after the birth of President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Esther.
Popular In :
Denmark, France, the United States, England and Wales, and the Netherlands
Information about the
Name of Esther :
Some people believe the name is modeled after Ishtar, the Babylonian mother goddess of love, war and fertility. She was sometimes named the Ashtoreth by the Phoenicians, and Inanna by the Sumerians.
Famous People with
Name Esther :
Esther Heesch- She is a 20-year old high fashion model who debuted at the high-end Dior's couture show in 2012. During spring the next year, she has quickly booked about 20 slots for Paris and Milan fashion week. Esther Baxter- She is also a model who frequently appears in music videos of Kanye West, Will Smith, and Ludacris. Esther Williams- She started to be popular as a swimmer, but had gotten much acclaim for being a seasonal actress. She starred in Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, and On an Island with You.
Variant Baby Names of Esther:

: Essie, Essy, Esta, Estee, Ester, Estera, Ettey, Etti, Ettie, Etty, Hester, Hesther, He, Essie, EssyEstera (Slovak), Estera (Slovak), Yesfir (Russian), Estera (Lithuanian), Estee (Jewish), Hester (Biblical Latin)

Rhyming Names of Esther: 
Esther with popular Hebrew Surnames:

Esther Scharf,   Esther Peres,   Esther Ridder


More About Hebrew Name : Esther

  • In the book of Old Testament Esther was a beautiful Jewish woman who is chosen by the king of Persia (now Iran; see Persian Empire) to be his queen. Esther, with the aid of her cousin Mordecai, stops a plot to massacre the Jews in Persia, and Mordecai becomes the king's chief minister.

    This event is celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim.

  • Esther is drived from an Eastern Goddess ISHTAR and means "star" or "galaxy" in Persian language. The history . behind the name , Queen Esther helped to save the Jews during wars and conflicts. The name is popular in Britain after the birth of Ester Cleveland in the year of 1893, who was the daughter of famous leader and president Grover Cleveland. Esther Williams of present generation,is a beautiful actress and a swimmer.

  • Possibly means star 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 t

  • Esther is the name of the Jewish queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia who save her people from the wicked plans of Haman. It is a symbolic name for girls.

Famous Name Esther

  • Esther Williams

    is a retired United States competitive swimmer and movie star, famous for her musical films that featured elaborate performances with swimming and diving.


Esther Name also appears in following Origin(s): Biblical, Jewish, Farsi, Spanish, Arabic

Esther also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Greek, Danish, Dutch, English

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  • What does the name Esther mean? :

    Baby girl name meaning Myrtle, Star in Hebrew. Esther also named in American, Greek, Danish, Dutch, English for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Esther. What does the name Esther mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Esther. History of name and famous personality with Esther will help to update our database and other website users.

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