Hester: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hester

Hester

Pronunciation: HES-ter (key)

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Though I do enjoy this name, i am a fan of the book the Scarlet Letter. With that being, the main character's first name is Hester and she was sort of a 'harlot'. She was also a very dignified and genuine woman, though i would just be worried my child would be made fun of, get "A"s put on her stuff or something or the sort. Then again i enjoy names like Lennon and River so my judgement might waver from yours. Maybe if this book wasn't such a classic, but unfortunately it is. I would love to know what other people think though.

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Nicknames for Hester: | Edit

Hetty, Hettie, Hessie, Hest, Hestie

Meanings and history of the name Hester: | Edit

From a Latin form of Esther.

Famous real-life people named Hester: | Edit

Hester van Eeghen, Dutch fashion designer.
Hester Maria Elphinstone, Viscountess Keith, British literary correspondent and intellectual.
Hester Santlow, British dancer and actress, who has been termed "England's first ballerina."
Hester Chapone, English essayist.

Hester in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hester Prynne is the main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter."
Hester Worsley, lead role in Oscar Wilde's play "A Woman of No Importance."
Hester Shaw, fictional character from Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines Quartet" novels.
Miss Hester Asa Moore, antagonist character in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray.
Hester Eastman, fictional character from John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Hester is the name of Lee Scoresby's hare dæmon in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
Hester Crane, mother of Niles and Frasier Crane in the sitcom, Frasier.
Hester Gray is the deceased young wife whose apple tree and garden Anne discovers in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series.
Miss Hester Pott, old maid aunt of Prudence Pott in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats, who thoroughly disapproves of Prudence marrying Casper Lomer. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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