Ester - Meaning of Ester
[ 2 syll. es-ter, est-er ] The baby girl name Ester is pronounced as EHS-T-er †. Ester is a Czech, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Spanish name of Old Persian origin.
Ester is a variant form of the Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, and Spanish name Esther in the Czech, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Spanish languages.
Ester is also a contraction of the Dutch and English name Hester in the English language.
Ester is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1905, 0.027% of baby girls were given the name Ester. It ranked at #368 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in frequency, and is today of irregular use. Within the group of girl names directly linked to Ester, Esther was the most widely used in 2018. Ester has mostly been a girl name, though in the past century it has also been used for boys. In 1910, the name Ester was given to 2 times more girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Ester: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"