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”
its a nice name.
I’d like to know the meaning of the name Jacob who was Isaac’s son in the book of Genesis.
We have an entry on the name Jacob
plz send meaning of my name…………
Philo, your name is very close to the Greek word “philos”, which means “friend”. See this Greek lexicon entry for Philos for more details.
It is a beautiful name
I like the name so much. It sounds a loyal, humble, determine, beuatiful, loveable, wise person…The meaning of Esther is “myrtle leaf”.
Wow the name esther is a great name
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.