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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aster

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  • According to a user from Kazakhstan, the name Aster is of Kurdish origin and means "Aster girl's name, derived from Kurdish sterk meaning "star"".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun As"ter
  1. [Bot] A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.
  2. [Floriculture] A plant of the genus Callistephus. Many varieties (called China asters German asters, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers.
  3. [Biol] A star-shaped figure of achromatic substance found chiefly in cells dividing by mitosis.

Etymology: L. aster aster, star, Gr. 'asth`r star. See Star

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis
  2. Any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers

Notable Persons Named Aster

Aster Aweke is a music of ethiopia musician. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 1970 to 1970.



Aster was born in 1872. She died in 1964.


Aster was born in Asmara, Maekel.


Aster Fissehatsion is a politician. Aster was born in 1951.


Aster was born on October 27th, 1990.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Aster

Richard was born in 1959. Richard is also known as Aster and Rick.


Misha was born in 1978.


Ernst was born on October 5th, 1778 in Dresden. He breathed his last breath on February 10th, 1855.




Where is the name Aster popular?

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Popularity of Aster as a last name

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Common last names for Aster

  • Williams
  • Johnson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aster U.S.
  White 87.69% 64.26%
  African American 5.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aster

People with the last name Aster are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Aster

  • How Popular is the name Aster? Aster is the 17,314th most popular name of all time. As a last name Aster was the 72,568th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aster have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 450 babies born with the first name Aster in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aster to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aster? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aster is Sunday, April 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Aster born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aster was in 2015 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Aster Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aster is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Aster: Your name in reverse order is Retsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asert. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 268 people with the last name Aster.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aster? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aster as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.