Stella

Stella - A unique female name



  Jan 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Stella, meaning star, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #72. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Stella and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Stella? 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 Stella. The baby girl name Stella was given to 3,961 baby girls in 2012, ranking #62 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 357 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Stella peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1917 on position 62.



Famous with this name

Stella Stevens
Salvatore Stella
Stella Gonet


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Stella is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Stella is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #23 - and is the least popular in Delaware at position #199.

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 Stella is where you live.


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Stella origin and meaning

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

Similar to Stella

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

Sydelle / Sydell / Sedalia / Sitlali / Sitlaly / Sydel / Sheetal / Sadeel / Seattle /

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
201262
201173
201085
2009125
2008183
2007244
2006240
2005249
2004292
2003386
2002496
2001599
2000648
1999745
1998937
19971060
19961253
19951360
19941387
19931126
19921086
19911217
19901094
19891027
19881071
19871061
19861079
19851181
1984841
1983813
1982789
1981753
1980759
1979815
1978671
1977677
1976711
1975664
1974641
1973635
1972577
1971595
1970537
1969551
1968515
1967466
1966450
1965408
1964413
1963412
1962376
1961393
1960385
1959378
1958352
1957337
1956320
1955306
1954293
1953263
1952248
1951239
1950226
1949216
1948201
1947200
1946210
1945198
1944195
1943188
1942188
1941185
1940192
1939188
1938200
1937195
1936186
1935188
1934170
1933164
1932150
1931143
1930140
1929136
1928131
1927123
1926121
1925114
1924105
192396
192289
192186
192082
191970
191867
191762
191663
191564
191465
191369
191273
191172
191072

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota23
Minnesota28
North Dakota28
Oregon30
Washington32
Colorado34
Iowa34
Massachusetts36
Maine37
Nebraska37
Wisconsin37
New Hampshire44
Indiana47
Kansas50
Alaska51
Connecticut52
Michigan54
New York57
Idaho57
Pennsylvania59
Ohio61
Vermont62
Nevada67
Rhode Island70
Arkansas72
Tennessee73
North Carolina73
Illinois73
California74
Utah74
Florida75
Missouri77
South Carolina80
New Jersey80
Louisiana81
Hawaii84
Montana87
Virginia88
Kentucky89
Oklahoma91
District of Columbia98
Maryland99
Georgia101
West Virginia101
Arizona109
Alabama118
Texas140
Mississippi148
New Mexico166
Delaware199

Even more about Stella


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 Stella a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Stella?

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
1917
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Stella
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 357
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,961

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