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When you think of the name Estelle, you probably think of someone's grandma, but in 2012, the name made the list of the top baby names for girls in the United States for the first time since 1963. It's been growing in popularity ever since. Estelle has a cute meaning, several fun nicknames, and a slightly international feel. Many people may even associate it with a beloved late TV actress, a popular saint, or some British literary characters.

The baby name Estelle is derived from the Latin word “stella,” which means “star.” Naturally, with a meaning like “star,” Estelle is symbolic of a shining star. Many new parents, especially those of the Christian faith, may associate the name with Saint Estelle, the patron saint of young Christian girls.

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Nicknames for Estelle

The baby name Estelle evokes images of someone who is creative and wise. For such a bright and bubbly name, it's appropriate to come up with a fun and unique name for the Estelle in your life. Below, we've compiled a list of nicknames to get you started. However, feel free to come up with your own.

Estelle Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Estelle is traditionally considered a girls name.

Pronunciation: ess-STEL

Syllables: Two

Estelle Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration, Estelle was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until 1963. In 2012, it made a comeback and remains on the list today. As of 2020, it ranks at number 799.

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Great Middle Names for Estelle and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Estelle

  • Estelle Getty (actress)
  • Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland (Princess of Sweden)
  • Estelle Bennett (singer and member of the band the Ronettes)
  • Estelle Thompson (author)
  • Estelle Reiner (actress and singer)
  • Estelle Leonard (character on the TV show “Friends”)
  • Estelle Costanza (character on the TV show “Seinfeld”)
  • Estelle Slippery (character on the TV show “Fortysomething”)
  • Estelle(character in the book “Witch Week” by Dianna Wynne Jones)
  • Estelle(character in the “Heroes of Olympus” series by Rick Riordan)
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