Esther

Origin/Usage
Persian
Pronunciation
ES-tər
Meaning
Star-like

More info about the name "Esther"

Esther most likely originates in Old Persian language and means "star-like". Some sources also suggest its derivation from Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love. Esther has been one of the most popular feminine given names in the United States for a long time, especially in Jewish families. In the Bible, Esther was a Jewish queen and heroine of the Book of Esther.

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A Star Is Born (1976)

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