Stella

Pronunciation: ste-hlla-h
Origin: Italy
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

The name Stella has its origins in Latin and Italian, meaning "star". It dates back to the Middle Ages when it was used in descriptions of the Virgin Mary, such as Stella Maris for "star of the sea" and Stella Coeli for "star of the sky". The name has a celestial and feminine connotation, making it a popular choice for many celebrities, including Matt Damon, Ellen Pompeo, and Tori Spelling, who have bestowed it on their daughters. The name Stella gained popularity in English-speaking countries after it was first used by 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney in his sonnet sequence "Astrophel and Stella". The name has since been used in various literary and artistic contexts, such as Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire". With its timeless and elegant appeal, Stella remains a well-used and highly regarded name for girls.

Stella Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Stella is currently #109 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Stella is currently #45 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Stella is currently #41 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-female Girl Nature: Stella is currently #26 on Kiindred Girl Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Stella is currently #106 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Stella is currently #45 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Stella

  • Stella Stevens: Stella Stevens is an American actress and former model known for her roles in films such as "The Nutty Professor," "The Poseidon Adventure," and "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
  • Stella Tennant: Stella Tennant was a British model known for her work in high fashion and her aristocratic background. She passed away in 2020.
  • Stella Hudgens: Stella Hudgens is an American actress and singer known for her roles in "16 and Missing" and as the younger sister of Vanessa Hudgens.
  • Stella Adler: Stella Adler was an American actress and acting teacher, known for founding the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and for her contributions to the craft of acting. She passed away in 1992.