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Esther Name Meaning and Origin

Esther Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Star, hidden, beloved

Name Origin


Esther is a Hebrew name meaning 'star'. In the Bible, Esther was a Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from a massacre. The name also conveys the idea of being hidden or concealed, as Esther kept her Jewish identity a secret until the right moment. It is also associated with the meaning 'beloved', reflecting Esther's courage and selflessness in the biblical story.

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Esther Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Esther is a smooth and flowing name with a clear pronunciation, making it easy to say and remember.

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Esther has a perfect rhythm with two syllables that flow gracefully together, creating a harmonious and melodious sound.

Famous People Named Esther

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● Esther Williams

Esther Williams was an American competitive swimmer and actress. Known for her aquatic performances in movies, she became one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1940s and 1950s.

● Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle was an American actress best known for her role as Florida Evans on the television sitcoms 'Maude' and 'Good Times'. She was a pioneering African-American actress in Hollywood.

Esther Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Esther

Esther is generally a positive and empowering name, associated with courage and heroism. However, some may associate it with the character of Esther Greenwood from Sylvia Plath's novel 'The Bell Jar', who experiences mental health struggles and depression. This negative association is not common and does not overshadow the name's overall positive connotations.

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