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The baby name Hester has a celestial meaning, literary influence and a Biblical background, all of which could be symbolic to a number of new parents. It's not a name you hear often these days, but it fits in well with the current trend of using “grandma names” for baby girls. Hester also pairs well with a variety of middle names or makes a great middle name itself.

Meaning of the name Hester:

Persian: Star

Origin of the name Hester:

Hester is the Latin version of the name Esther, which is derived from the Persian word for “star.”

Symbolism of the name Hester:

Since Hester means “star,” many new parents may see it as having celestial symbolism. Because it's derived from the biblical name Esther, many parents of the Christian and Jewish faiths my find symbolism there. In the Bible, Esther is a young beautiful heroine who saves many Jewish people from being killed.

Baby name Hester

Style of the name Hester:

Traditional

Gender of the name Hester:

Hester is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Hester:

HESS-ter

Number of syllables in the name Hester:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Hester:

The baby name Hester evokes images of someone who is energetic and charming.

Alternative spellings for the name Hester:

N/A

Nicknames for the name Hester:

  • Hess
  • Hessie
  • Essie

Popularity of the name Hester:

Hester was a top 1,000 baby name for girls between 1900 and 1950, according to the Social Security Administration. It last ranked in 1950 at number 886.

Related names for the name Hester:

Great middle names for Hester and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Hester:

  • Hester Wagstaff (writer and designer)
  • Hester Biddle (writer)
  • Hester Chapone (writer)
  • Hester Maclean (writer and nurse)
  • Hester Davis (archeologist)
  • HesterCountess of Chatham (wife of the Prime Minister of Great Britain)

Hesters in popular culture:

  • Hester Prynne (character from the book “The Scarlet Letter”)
  • Hester Latterly (character from the “Monk” book series)
  • Hester Ulrich (character from the TV show “Scream Queens”)
  • Hester Crane (character from the TV show “Frasier”)
  • Hester (character from the “His Dark Materials” book series)