Ester Name Meaning & Origin

Ester

Pronunciation: ehs-TEHR (key)

Origin of the name Esther:

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.

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estie

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Czech, Finnish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish variant of Esther.

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queen ester of persia

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ester in the story of purim

Ester Mikaelson on the CWs The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

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