Estella Name Meaning & Origin

Estella

Pronunciation: eh-STEHL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Estella:

Derived from the Latin stella (star).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Estella is the name of a town in Northern Spain, in the Pyrenees Mountains. It was the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Navarre before Spain was united by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. Today the town is proximal to other famous places like Pamplona and sites along the pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela. The Navarre region sits at the crossroads of Spanish, Catalan and Basque cultures and languages. The grapes for Spain’s Rioja red wine are grown here.

Estella is Latin and medieval Spanish for ‘star’.

Personal experiences with the name Estella: | Edit

This is my daughter's name! She was born in 2012, and since she was born, the feedback we've received has been overwhelmingly positive. It's a more sophisticated and unique choice than the too-popular Ella or any of the other popular "vintage" names (i.e., Sophia, Olivia, Charlotte, etc). Several women have even asked me if they could "steal" it for their future daughters. I fell in love with this name after reading "Great Expectations" as a girl, and it was always my #1 baby's name (for a girl). Luckily for me, my husband loved it, too!

My name is Estella. I was born in 2007 and I used to hate my name, but it grew on me and now I like it. I think it's a beautiful name, and so do my parents. That's why they gave me the name. I've met one other person in my life who has a similar name to mine. Her name is just Stella. My friends and almost everyone call me Stella as well. If your name is Estella, please enjoy your name. I enjoy mine.

Nicknames for Estella: | Edit

Stella, Ella, Estee, Essie

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Famous real-life people named Estella: | Edit

Estella Warren, model/actress.

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Estella is the main female character in Dicken's Great Expectations

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