Esther is a female given name and is of Persian origin. It means hide, conceal or Star. Pronounced as es-ter, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2021. Variations of Esther include Ester.
According to Hebrew Bible, Hadassah, a Jewish woman, changed her name to Esther to hide her identity upon becoming queen of Persia. She was the one who prevented the extermination of her people planned by Haman, the king’s viceroy back then. This name has remained a favoured name in Jewish communities.
Esther is a girl's name.