Meaning and Origin of: Star

Girl name origins & meanings

  • American, English, Latin : A star
  • Latin : Star
  • French : Variation of Estella

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Bright

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.
  • Dutch : nickname either for a gloomy person or for someone who was rigid and inflexible, from Middle Dutch staer ‘having a troubled or gloomy expression’; ‘tight’, ‘stiff’.
  • English translation of German and Jewish Stern.
  • Slovenian : from the adjective star ‘old’ (see Stare).