If you want to bestow upon your baby girl a name that conjures images of brightness and light, you may want to consider a girl name that means star. From Esther to Sutara, here are 25 options from a variety of origins. Take a look!
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- Sutara From Indian origin, Sutara means “holy star”. It’s a popular name among the Hindu religion.
- Astra Astra has Latin and Greek origins. In Greek, it derives from astralis, Astron which means “star”. Astra means “of the stars” in Latin.
- DanicaDanica comes from Slavic origin. The name appears in Slavic folklore and represents the morning star. It shares this meaning.
- Estella Estella has Latin and French origins. The name gets its meaning of “star” from the Latin “Stella”. It was also a character in Charles Dickinson’s novel.
- Maribelle Maribelle is of Latin origin. It combines two names, Mari and Belle. Maribelle means “beautiful, star of the sea”.
- Roxana Roxana has Persian and Greek origins. The name derives from the Greek name Rhoxane. She was the wife of Alexander the Great. In Persian, the name is a derivative of Roshanak meaning “bright star”.
- Tana Tana originates from Greek and French. In French, the name is the shortened form of Tatiana. In Greek, the name means “fire, star goddess”.
- Étoile Étoile is of French origin. The name takes inspiration from names like Star and Stella. Étoile means “star”.
- NovaNova doesn’t outright mean “star”. It does mean “new” in Latin. It has Latin origins. Nova is the name given to stars when they explode with energy and emit a sudden bright light.
- Starla Starla has two origins. It comes from Persian and American origin. In Persian origin, Starla means “star”. In American origin, the name combines Star and Carla to make the name but takes the “star” meaning.
- StellaStella is of Latin origin. It means “star”. The name was created by Sir Philip Sidney in 1590 for his poem collection. Stella wasn’t very popular as a baby name until recently.
- HesterHester may sound like a baby boy’s name but it’s actually a girl’s name. It’s a variant of the name Esther. It has German and Greek origins. It means “star”. It’s also the name of the heroine in The Scarlett Letter.
- Réaltín Réaltín is of Irish origin. The name derives from the word “réalta” which means “star”. It means “little star”. The name's variant is Réiltín.
- Stellaluna Stellaluna is of Latin origin. The name combines two words to create a new name. It uses the Latin words for star (Stella) and moon (luna). The name became popular after being used in a children’s book. Stellaluna means “star and moon”.
- Vega Vega has Arabic and Spanish origins. In Spanish, the name is a surname that means “dweller in the meadow”. In Arabic, the name means “stooping eagle”. While the meaning doesn’t express the meaning “star”, it’s the brightest star in the Lyra constellation.
- Estrella Estrella has Spanish, Greek, and Latin origins. Estrella is the Spanish word for “star”. It derives from the Latin word “Stella” which means “star”.
- Zorya Zorya is of Slavic origin. The name comes from Slavic mythology. In this mythology, Zorya was the name of the two-star goddess (Zorya Utrennyaya and Zorya Vechernyaya). Zorya refers to the morning and evening stars. Zorya means “star, rising star, falling star”.
- Hoshi From Japanese origin, Hoshi is a Japanese word. The name is the Japanese word for “star” and shares that meaning.
- TaraTara has Irish, Gaelic, and Indian origins. In Gaelic, the name means “rocky hill, hill”. The name in Hindu mythology was an astral goddess or the name of one of Shiva’s wives. In Sanskrit, the name means “star”.
- Sidra Sidra has Hebrew and Arabic origins. Sidrah (Sidra) is an Islamic name that represents a holy tree at the end of the seventh heaven. Sidra means “goddess of the stars, like a star”. In Hebrew, it means “order, arrangement”.
- Maristela Maristela is of Spanish origin. The name is from the Virgin Mary. It combines the names, Maria and Estela. Maristela means “star of the sea”.
- LyraLyra is of Greek and Nordic origins. In Nordic, the name means “brave”. In Greek, the name means “lyre”. However, Lyra is a constellation that contains the star, Vega.
- EstherEsther is of Old Persian origin. The name comes from the Hebrew Bible and is the translation of the name Hadassah, which means “myrtle”. The name was the name of the Jewish wife of King Ahasuerus. The name comes from the word “stāra” meaning “star” and takes its meaning from that.
- Bellatrix Bellatrix is of Arabic and Latin origins. It doesn’t directly mean star. However, it’s the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the Orion constellation. The name has become a popular baby name in recent years because of the Harry Potter book series.
- Asteria Asteria is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Asteria was the name of different people of significance. The name originates from the Ancient Greek word that means “of the stars, starry one”. The name shares that same meaning.
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