Ester

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ester

"Ester" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Star Or Myrtle Leaf". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Es"ter
An ethereal salt, or compound ether, consisting of an organic radical united with the residue of any oxygen acid, organic or inorganic; thus the natural fats are esters of glycerin and the fatty acids, oleic, etc.

Etymology: A word invented by L. Gmelin, a German chemist

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Organic compound formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name

Ester was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ester

Ester Dean is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, and dance music musician. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Ester was given the name Esther Renay Dean on April 15th, 1982 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Ester was born on May 18th, 1910 in Copenhagen. Ester is also known as Ester Børgesen. She died on September 24th, 1999.

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She was most active from 2012 to present. Ester was born on September 12th, 1992 in Bahrain.

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Ester Rada is a soul, nu-soul, funk, ethio-jazz, groove, rnb, and soul music singer-songwriter and actor. Ester was born Ester Rada on March 7th, 1985 in Kiryat Arba.

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Ester Alder is a Mayor of Geneva. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Ester was born in Solothurn, Switzerland.

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Ester Martin Bergsmark is a swedish film director and screenwriter. Ester was born in 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ester

Pauline Ester is a musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Pauline was given the name Sabrina Ocon on December 18th, 1963. Pauline is also known as Ocon and Sabrina.

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Jenny Rowland is a gymnastics coach. She holds the title Head coach of Florida Gators gymnastics and Head coachofFlorida Gators gymnastics. Jenny was given the name Jenny Ester on July 19th, 1971 in Bedford, Texas. Jenny is also known as Jenny Ester.

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Ester is a soccer player for the BV Cloppenburg (women), Clube Atlético Juventus, Santos FC (women), CEPE-Caxias, WFC Rossiyanka, Chelsea L.F.C., and Brazil women's national football team. Ester was born on December 9th, 1982 in Guarulhos, São Paulo.

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Peter Ester is a politician and sociology. Peter was born on June 5th, 1953 in Utrecht.

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Sofia was born in 1978.

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Karl was born in 1813. He died in 1859.

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How popular is the baby name Ester in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 6 6 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 9 9 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 16 16 0
1887 11 11 0
1888 26 21 5
1889 18 18 0
1890 31 25 6
1891 26 20 6
1892 35 35 0
1893 36 36 0
1894 37 37 0
1895 41 41 0
1896 43 43 0
1897 57 51 6
1898 61 55 6
1899 50 44 6
1900 79 72 7
1901 50 50 0
1902 43 43 0
1903 50 44 6
1904 52 52 0
1905 85 85 0
1906 65 65 0
1907 83 83 0
1908 65 59 6
1909 78 69 9
1910 111 92 19
1911 110 101 9
1912 136 123 13
1913 133 121 12
1914 165 134 31
1915 209 187 22
1916 219 198 21
1917 200 175 25
1918 227 202 25
1919 268 240 28
1920 251 226 25
1921 269 253 16
1922 277 249 28
1923 248 230 18
1924 236 216 20
1925 306 280 26
1926 287 263 24
1927 244 220 24
1928 251 228 23
1929 225 207 18
1930 213 193 20
1931 190 179 11
1932 180 163 17
1933 163 147 16
1934 171 157 14
1935 165 158 7
1936 168 151 17
1937 186 164 22
1938 146 139 7
1939 138 125 13
1940 165 152 13
1941 153 140 13
1942 160 150 10
1943 174 156 18
1944 173 157 16
1945 136 127 9
1946 185 173 12
1947 181 171 10
1948 198 183 15
1949 178 172 6
1950 190 177 13
1951 160 143 17
1952 186 177 9
1953 182 182 0
1954 156 140 16
1955 164 157 7
1956 168 163 5
1957 158 150 8
1958 155 147 8
1959 155 148 7
1960 159 159 0
1961 150 145 5
1962 146 140 6
1963 141 141 0
1964 137 137 0
1965 120 120 0
1966 89 89 0
1967 95 89 6
1968 78 78 0
1969 89 84 5
1970 89 89 0
1971 113 106 7
1972 86 86 0
1973 70 70 0
1974 85 80 5
1975 62 62 0
1976 60 60 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 53 53 0
1979 74 74 0
1980 77 72 5
1981 79 79 0
1982 93 93 0
1983 72 72 0
1984 56 56 0
1985 70 64 6
1986 79 79 0
1987 59 59 0
1988 70 70 0
1989 81 81 0
1990 67 67 0
1991 80 80 0
1992 68 68 0
1993 68 68 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 74 74 0
1996 71 71 0
1997 76 76 0
1998 78 78 0
1999 91 91 0
2000 102 102 0
2001 79 79 0
2002 98 98 0
2003 96 96 0
2004 86 86 0
2005 118 118 0
2006 95 95 0
2007 103 103 0
2008 137 137 0
2009 92 92 0
2010 119 119 0
2011 122 122 0
2012 117 117 0
2013 122 122 0
2014 115 115 0
2015 111 111 0
2016 111 111 0
2017 128 128 0

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Popularity of Ester as a first name

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Popularity of Ester as a last name

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Common last names for Ester

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Garcia
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Martin

Common first names for Ester

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ester U.S.
  White 46.23% 64.26%
  African American 45.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ester

People with the last name Ester are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ester

  • What name lists does Ester rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ester? Ester is the 1,904th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ester was the 13,233rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ester have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,055 babies born with the first name Ester in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ester to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ester? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ester first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ester is Friday, April 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Ester born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ester was in 1925 with a total of 280 babies.
  • Random Ester Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ester is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Ester: Your name in reverse order is Retse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eetrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ester? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,308 people with the last name Ester.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ester? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ester as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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