Origin of name: Persian
Meaning of name: Star, fortune, felicity
The Story Behind This Biblical Christian Baby Name
Esther was the Persian name taken by the Hebrew girl Hadassah when she was selected as the Persian king’s new queen. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible was named after her, the main character of this dramatic piece of Jewish history. See our entry for the name Hadassah to read the bible story behind the name.
Scriptures for the Bible Stories of the Girl Name Esther
- The Book of Esther (formatted for easy reading of the whole story in a modern language translation)
Variations of the girl name Esther
Girl names: Ishtar, Ettie
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