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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9 thoughts on “Esther

  1. I like the name so much. It sounds a loyal, humble, determine, beuatiful, loveable, wise person…The meaning of Esther is “myrtle leaf”.

  2. So much felicity in me when I grow up to know my parent name me ESTHER
    It’s a very beautiful name to think of with geogous meaning.

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