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Esther Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \e-sther, es-ther\
Number in U.S 👶 260,000
Rate in 2021 373
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Meaning of Esther

The name Esther is originally Hebrew. This is a female given name that has been used all around the English speaking counties and Europe. The name Esther is known from the Jewish queen Esther, eponymous of the Book of Esther.

Based on the Hebrew Bible, queen Esther was born with the name “ Hadassah “ and after some years her name changed to Esther to hide her identity upon becoming queen of Persia. The three letter root of Esther in Hebrew are S T R.

It is notable that this name is derived from the Old Persian “ Stara “ or  ستاره "  “. But some scholars identify the name “ Esther “ with the name of the Babylonian goddess of live Ishtar, given its association with the planet Venus.


Popularity of the name Esther

The name Esther has been used all around world. But it should be note that this name is not a popular name in Washington based on the data given by the reliable resources in the year 2003. Only 37 babies were named Esther in Washington in 2003.

A total of 1085 babies also bear the same first name during that year in the United States of America. From 1880 to 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was in 1918 with a total of 6575 babies. Since the year 1880 up to 2018, the name Esther was reported 257930 times in the SSA public database.


Personality of the name Esther

E is for easy going, no ruffles here

S is for sincere, a model of truth

T is for thoughtful, the caring you

H is for hero, as you appear to many

E is for enjoy, your life can be fuR is for rely, everyone’s trustworthy friend.

This name is the one that indicates a gift of gal – the ability to persuade others effortlessly. You are expressive, optimistic and inspiring. Charming and cheerful, you are the life of the party for any social event.

Your heart’s desire is to become a leader. You like to order and dislike taking orders and want to be in charge, the boss figure. You generate ideas and others call you idea hamster.


Famous people named Esther

Esther Schweins who is a German actress, born in the year 1970

Esther Ofarim who is am Israeli singer, born in the year 1941

Esther Acebo who is a Spanish actress, born in the year 1983

Esther Liu who is a Taiwanese actress and television host, born in the year 1988

Esther McVey who is a British politician, born in the year 1967


Similar names to the name Esther

Eachann, Eadric, Eagle, Ealasaid and Eamon.

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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Esther?
The origin of the name Esther is Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named Esther?
Almost 260000 people are named Esther.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Esther?
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