The name Esther is Persian in origin. It is generally understood to mean "star." The name also has biblical roots as the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther. Esther has remained consistent in the top 300 names for baby girls for over a decade.
Similar Names: Esthur, Ettie
Famous Esther Names: Esther Williams (actress), Esther Rolle (actress)
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