Esther

Esther - A very unique female name



  Apr 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Esther, meaning star, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #38. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Esther and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Esther? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Esther. The baby girl name Esther was given to 1,289 baby girls in 2012, ranking #242 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,096 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Esther peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1913 on position 31.



Famous with this name

Esther Acebo
Esther Kwan
Esther Schweins


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Esther is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Esther is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #44 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #867.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Esther is where you live.


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Esther origin and meaning

Esther is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means star. To see famous people named Esther, pop culture references for the name Esther and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Esther

We've found the following names that sound similar to Esther, sorted by popularity.

Estrella / Ester / Easter / Estrellita / Ekaterina / Ekaterini / Estoria / Estreya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012242
2011239
2010262
2009267
2008270
2007274
2006290
2005282
2004298
2003293
2002303
2001301
2000329
1999321
1998322
1997324
1996321
1995307
1994290
1993304
1992302
1991305
1990287
1989291
1988280
1987288
1986292
1985292
1984281
1983277
1982265
1981273
1980298
1979317
1978320
1977311
1976343
1975324
1974319
1973317
1972332
1971336
1970351
1969338
1968322
1967312
1966292
1965280
1964283
1963262
1962251
1961239
1960233
1959234
1958229
1957217
1956209
1955202
1954192
1953190
1952178
1951168
1950163
1949162
1948154
1947162
1946150
1945160
1944151
1943151
1942143
1941138
1940131
1939117
1938120
1937116
1936107
193594
193491
193388
193282
193179
193077
192971
192866
192765
192662
192556
192451
192347
192244
192142
192039
191938
191838
191738
191634
191533
191435
191331
191233
191134
191038

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York44
New Jersey52
Rhode Island159
Maryland171
South Dakota196
Hawaii201
Alaska204
Washington211
Iowa221
Pennsylvania223
Utah254
Wisconsin255
Maine258
Minnesota267
Indiana269
Florida276
Virginia284
Michigan288
Kansas303
Oregon303
California316
Oklahoma332
Missouri340
Georgia361
Tennessee365
Ohio365
Nevada381
Massachusetts383
Texas389
North Carolina396
Nebraska398
Illinois403
Connecticut419
South Carolina434
Colorado450
Arizona466
Kentucky524
Louisiana603
Arkansas651
Alabama867

Even more about Esther


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Esther a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Esther?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Esther
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,096
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,289

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