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Biblical Names


Pronunciation: ESS-ter
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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8 Responses to “Esther”

  1. its a nice name.

    Posted by muslim baby names | October 5, 2009, 1:57 am
  2. I’d like to know the meaning of the name Jacob who was Isaac’s son in the book of Genesis.

    Posted by jacob | January 26, 2010, 10:15 pm
  3. We have an entry on the name Jacob

    Posted by bookworm | January 27, 2010, 8:33 am
  4. plz send meaning of my name…………

    Posted by philo chaythanya | February 10, 2010, 3:57 am
  5. Philo, your name is very close to the Greek word “philos”, which means “friend”. See this Greek lexicon entry for Philos for more details.

    Posted by bookworm | April 26, 2010, 9:40 am
  6. It is a beautiful name

    Posted by Annali | September 27, 2010, 3:02 am
  7. I like the name so much. It sounds a loyal, humble, determine, beuatiful, loveable, wise person…The meaning of Esther is “myrtle leaf”.

    Posted by babynames | August 16, 2011, 9:34 pm
  8. Wow the name esther is a great name

    Posted by Esther alaviya | April 9, 2019, 12:30 am

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