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Esther

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 198 198 0
1881 189 189 0
1882 266 266 0 #97 girl name
1883 260 260 0 #100 girl name
1884 291 291 0 #99 girl name
1885 320 320 0 #93 girl name
1886 396 396 0 #85 girl name
1887 431 431 0 #79 girl name
1888 572 572 0 #77 girl name
1889 553 553 0 #75 girl name
1890 625 619 6 #75 girl name
1891 710 710 0 #66 girl name
1892 829 824 5 #67 girl name
1893 1,387 1,382 5 #39 girl name
1894 1,661 1,654 7 #36 girl name
1895 1,819 1,803 16 #31 girl name
1896 1,970 1,964 6 #28 girl name
1897 1,918 1,911 7 #28 girl name
1898 2,054 2,047 7 #31 girl name
1899 1,823 1,823 0 #29 girl name
1900 2,023 2,017 6 #39 girl name
1901 1,854 1,844 10 #33 girl name
1902 1,833 1,833 0 #35 girl name
1903 1,889 1,883 6 #34 girl name
1904 1,962 1,957 5 #32 girl name
1905 2,003 1,993 10 #34 girl name
1906 2,070 2,065 5 #33 girl name
1907 2,072 2,062 10 #37 girl name
1908 2,195 2,187 8 #36 girl name
1909 2,196 2,185 11 #37 girl name
1910 2,389 2,378 11 #38 girl name
1911 2,689 2,676 13 #34 girl name
1912 3,586 3,569 17 #33 girl name
1913 4,100 4,090 10 #32 girl name
1914 4,668 4,654 14 #35 girl name
1915 6,337 6,321 16 #33 girl name
1916 6,447 6,421 26 #34 girl name
1917 6,298 6,281 17 #38 girl name
1918 6,588 6,574 14 #38 girl name
1919 6,265 6,248 17 #38 girl name
1920 6,085 6,068 17 #39 girl name
1921 5,938 5,926 12 #42 girl name
1922 5,495 5,474 21 #44 girl name
1923 5,329 5,316 13 #47 girl name
1924 5,273 5,258 15 #51 girl name
1925 4,744 4,724 20 #56 girl name
1926 4,475 4,455 20 #62 girl name
1927 4,349 4,326 23 #64 girl name
1928 4,124 4,095 29 #66 girl name
1929 3,606 3,586 20 #71 girl name
1930 3,372 3,350 22 #77 girl name
1931 3,057 3,032 25 #79 girl name
1932 2,978 2,959 19 #82 girl name
1933 2,703 2,676 27 #88 girl name
1934 2,597 2,578 19 #91 girl name
1935 2,562 2,543 19 #94 girl name
1936 2,268 2,253 15
1937 2,169 2,156 13
1938 2,154 2,132 22
1939 2,124 2,109 15
1940 1,916 1,901 15
1941 1,826 1,810 16
1942 1,841 1,830 11
1943 1,766 1,756 10
1944 1,624 1,613 11
1945 1,471 1,466 5
1946 1,786 1,779 7
1947 1,849 1,840 9
1948 1,851 1,851 0
1949 1,799 1,791 8
1950 1,750 1,742 8
1951 1,808 1,808 0
1952 1,710 1,710 0
1953 1,620 1,613 7
1954 1,628 1,628 0
1955 1,575 1,570 5
1956 1,519 1,509 10
1957 1,478 1,478 0
1958 1,346 1,340 6
1959 1,364 1,358 6
1960 1,363 1,363 0
1961 1,313 1,313 0
1962 1,259 1,252 7
1963 1,123 1,123 0
1964 1,032 1,025 7
1965 974 965 9
1966 872 867 5
1967 758 758 0
1968 730 730 0
1969 706 706 0
1970 726 726 0
1971 783 783 0
1972 689 689 0
1973 746 746 0
1974 731 725 6
1975 714 714 0
1976 664 658 6
1977 765 765 0
1978 713 713 0
1979 768 761 7
1980 841 841 0
1981 914 908 6
1982 944 935 9
1983 867 860 7
1984 893 884 9
1985 863 856 7
1986 867 859 8
1987 857 849 8
1988 911 911 0
1989 915 904 11
1990 988 981 7
1991 941 933 8
1992 952 944 8
1993 912 903 9
1994 958 958 0
1995 919 919 0
1996 884 884 0
1997 921 921 0
1998 928 928 0
1999 981 981 0
2000 967 967 0
2001 1,052 1,052 0
2002 1,043 1,043 0
2003 1,081 1,081 0
2004 1,097 1,097 0
2005 1,187 1,187 0
2006 1,148 1,148 0
2007 1,247 1,247 0
2008 1,273 1,273 0
2009 1,244 1,244 0
2010 1,259 1,253 6
2011 1,347 1,347 0
2012 1,334 1,334 0
2013 1,437 1,430 7
2014 1,652 1,652 0
2015 1,601 1,601 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Esther baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252,319 babies born with the name Esther in the United States. That's more than enough Esthers to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 198 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Esther" was in 1918 with a total of 6,574 babies. (That's a lot of baby Esthers)

According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Esther" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 10 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 4,475 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Esther popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Esther" mean? The list below shows the origins of Esther as well as things modernly associated with the name Esther such as celebrities named Esther.

Persian

Origin and Meaning of Esther

The name "Esther" is of Persian origin, and it means "Star or Myrtle leaf". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
  2. (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to 1998. Esther was born in 1920 as Esther Elizabeth Rolle in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.

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Esther Williams

Esther Williams is an actress, swimmer, and businesswoman with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to 1963. Esther was born in 1922 as Esther Jane Williams in Inglewood, California, US.

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Esther Baxter

Esther Baxter is a model. Esther was born in 1984 in Miami, Florida, United States.

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Esther Schweins

Esther was born in 1970 in Oberhausen, West Germany.

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Zara Whites

Zara Whites is an adult biography. Zara was born in 1968 as Esther Kooiman in 's-Gravendeel, Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands.

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Esther Canadas

Esther Canadas is a model. Esther was born in 1977 in Albacete, Spain.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Esther

Esther Boyd Animal Shelter
Esther Jenner
Esther Perel
Esther Povitsky
Esther Jones
Esther Hicks

Alternative Meanings

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Rehtse". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sehetr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Esther born Jan 21, 1935

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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