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Stella has been a top 100 baby name for girls in the United States since 2010, so it only makes sense that derivatives like Estella are becoming increasingly popular as well. Estela is a less common alternative spelling of Estella. No matter how you spell it, it has super cute old-fashioned “grandma name” appeal. All of the names in this group have a pretty cool meaning as well. This particular spelling of Estela is quite common in Spanish-speaking cultures.

Meaning of the name Estela:

Latin: Star

Origin of the name Estela:

Estela is an alternative spelling of Estella, which is derived from Stella, which is literally the Latin vocabulary word for “star.”

Symbolism of the name Estela:

Because of its meaning, many new parents will see the name Estela as a symbol that their baby girl is the “star” of their family. In some religions, stars are also thought to be representative of angels.

Style of the name Estela:

Classic, Grandma name, literary name

Gender of the name Estela:

Estela is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Estela:


Number of syllables in the name Estela:


Emotion evoked from the name Estela:

The baby name Estela evokes images of someone who is both creative and has a passion for business.

Alternative spellings for the name Estela:

  • Estella

Nicknames for the name Estela:

Popularity of the name Estela:

According to the Social Security Administration, Estela was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1925 and 1955. It was most popular in 1932 when it ranked at number 745. It last ranked at number 910 in 1955.

Related names for the name Estela:

Great middle names for Estela and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Estela:

  • Estela Casas (news anchor)
  • Estela Domínguez (Olympic volleyball player)
  • Estela Giménez (Olympic rhymic gymnast)
  • Estela Inda (actress)
  • Estela Runner (filmmaker)

Estela in popular culture:

  • Estelala Cruz (character on the TV show “13 Reasons Why”
  • CD Estela (basketball team in Spain)
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