Meaning and Origin of: Stella

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Star
  • French : Variation of Estella

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian : from stella ‘star’. In most cases it probably derives from a medieval female personal name or nickname, but it may also have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star or from any of the places so named (for example in Savona and Salerno), or a topographic name for someone who lived at a place from which roads radiated out in various different directions.
  • Dutch : from a Latin translation of Dutch Ster, meaning ‘star’, a habitational name derived from a house sign.

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