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Star

First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Star mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Star

"Star" is a name of American origin, and it means "Star". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Star
Senses
  1. One of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulæ."His eyen twinkled in his head aright, As do the stars in the frosty night." [Chaucer.]
  2. The polestar; the north star.
  3. [Astrol] A planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune."O malignant and ill-brooding stars." [Shak.]"Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury." [Addison.]
  4. That which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor."On whom . . . Lavish Honor showered all her stars." [Tennyson.]
  5. Specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an asterisk [thus, *]; -- used as a reference to a note, or to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc.
  6. [Pyrotechny] A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
  7. A person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc.

Note: ☞ The stars are distinguished as planets, and fixed stars. See Planet Fixed stars under Fixed, and Magnitude of a star under Magnitude.

Note: Star is used in the formation of compound words generally of obvious signification; as, star-aspiring, star-bespangled, star-bestudded, star-blasting, star-bright, star-crowned, star-directed, star-eyed, star-headed, star-paved, star-roofed, star-sprinkled, star-wreathed.

Etymology: OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. staírnō, Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. 'asth`r 'a`stron, Skr. star; perhaps from a root meaning, to scatter, Skr. stṛ, L. sternerecf. Stratum), and originally applied to the stars as being strewn over the sky, or as being scatterers or spreaders of light. √296. Cf. Aster Asteroid Constellation Disaster Stellar

verb Star
To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems.
verb Star
To be bright, or attract attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent; to play a part as a theatrical star.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
  2. A star-shaped character * used in printing
  3. (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  4. Any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night
  5. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  6. A performer who receives prominent billing
  7. An actor who plays a principal role
  8. A plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
  9. Mark with an asterisk ("Linguists star unacceptable sentences")
  10. Be the star in a performance
  11. Feature as the star ("The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man")
  12. Indicating the most important performer or role ("a star figure skater" and "the starring role")
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A hamlet in England.
  4. A city in Idaho.
  5. A town in North Carolina.
  6. A city in Russia.
  7. A village in Scotland.
  8. A hamlet in Wales.

Star was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Star

Star Sapphire is a comics character.

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Star Jones is a lawyer, journalist, talk show host, writer, women’s advocate, fashion designer, and fashion design. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Star was given the name Starlet Marie Jones on March 24th, 1962 in Badin, North Carolina, U.S. Star is also known as Jones, Starlet Marie; Reynolds, and Star Jones.

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Star was born in 1988. Star is also known as Ghyslain Raza.

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Star Lotulelei is a football player for the Carolina Panthers. Star was born on December 20th, 1989 in Tonga. Star is also known as Lotulelei, Starlite, and Jr..

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Star Parker is a political writer and commentator. Star was born on November 24th, 1956 in Moses Lake, Washington.

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Star Stowe is a playboy playmate. Star was born on March 19th, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Star

He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Jeffree was given the name Jeffrey Lynn Steininger on November 15th, 1985 in Orange County, California, U.S.

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Sexy was born on September 20th, 1982 in Monterrey. Sexy is also known as Garcia Rivas, Dulce Maria; Poly, and Dulce.

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Lela was born on June 13th, 1985 in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Darren Star is a film, television producer, director, and writer. Darren was born on July 25th, 1961 in Potomac, Maryland, U.S.

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Sol was given the name Solomon Star on December 20th, 1840 in Austria. He passed away on October 10th, 1917.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 0 5
1922 13 13 0
1926 7 7 0
1930 5 5 0
1932 5 5 0
1936 12 12 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 18 18 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 25 25 0
1947 66 66 0
1948 52 52 0
1949 44 44 0
1950 41 41 0
1951 41 41 0
1952 42 42 0
1953 42 42 0
1954 51 51 0
1955 51 51 0
1956 72 72 0
1957 83 83 0
1958 64 59 5
1959 70 70 0
1960 75 75 0
1961 77 77 0
1962 69 69 0
1963 65 65 0
1964 66 66 0
1965 43 43 0
1966 51 51 0
1967 49 49 0
1968 48 48 0
1969 45 45 0
1970 39 39 0
1971 66 66 0
1972 72 67 5
1973 65 60 5
1974 74 69 5
1975 76 76 0
1976 96 96 0
1977 140 134 6
1978 154 147 7
1979 153 148 5
1980 175 170 5
1981 140 133 7
1982 132 123 9
1983 117 112 5
1984 93 93 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 89 83 6
1987 72 72 0
1988 70 70 0
1989 82 82 0
1990 76 76 0
1991 73 73 0
1992 83 83 0
1993 78 78 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 79 73 6
1996 149 143 6
1997 221 221 0
1998 215 209 6
1999 186 186 0
2000 204 198 6
2001 191 186 5
2002 174 174 0
2003 186 180 6
2004 168 168 0
2005 186 186 0
2006 192 192 0
2007 199 199 0
2008 187 187 0
2009 146 146 0
2010 168 168 0
2011 152 152 0
2012 134 134 0
2013 104 104 0
2014 107 107 0
2015 97 92 5
2016 96 91 5

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Popularity of Star as a first name

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Popularity of Star as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Star U.S.
  White 70.53% 64.26%
  African American 11.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Star

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Star

  • How Popular is the name Star? Star is the 2,944th most popular name of all time. As a last name Star was the 14,279th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Star have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,389 babies born with the first name Star in the United States. That's more than enough people named Star to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Star? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Star first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Star is Wednesday, April 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Star born? The highest recorded use of the first name Star was in 1997 with a total of 221 babies.
  • Random Star Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Star is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Star: Your name in reverse order is Rats. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Star? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,097 people with the last name Star.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Star? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Star as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.