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Esther

Esther is one of the female “stars” of the Bible. In the Old Testament, a beautiful young Hebrew woman named Esther marries the Persian King Xerxes. As queen, she then risks her life to save the Jews from persecution. Now that’s one strong woman. While the name took a dip in popularity since its heyday in the early 1900s, its been on the rise again perhaps due to its inspirational history and vintage appeal.

Origin

Nicknames

Hester, Essie

Syllables

2

International Variations

Eszti, Eszter, Hester, Essie

Themes

Biblical

Alternate Spellings

Ester

Famous Namesakes

Swimmer and actress Esther Williams

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Ewan McGregor

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