Esther

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin spelling of the Greek name Εσθηρ (Esther):

a) Greek form of Sitare [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

b) Greek form of the Hebrew name Hadassa [1] [5]

c) Greek spelling of a Hebrew form of Ishtar [6] [5] [9]

2) Latinised form of Estrid (see Ǣstríðr) [4]

3) Hebrew ester = 'young woman' [9]

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See also Aster, Essi, Estukka

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Estherarson Iceland

Female

Estherardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Esther
Genitive: Esthers
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Esther
Genitive: Estherin
Partitive: Estheriä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Esther
Accusative: Esther
Dative: Esther
Genitive: Estherar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Esther
Genitive: Esthers
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Esther
Genitive: Esthers

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

24 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament, Esther is the second wife of King Ahasverus of Persia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[13]
5157
n.a.
5157
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[11]
2800 4581 2800 4578 0 3
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
794
n.a.
794 0 0
Iceland Iceland[16]
140 176
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[17]
49 153
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
n.a.
n.a.
1217
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Esther (f) Sources: [11][13][12][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Esther (f) Sources: [18]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Esther (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Esther (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Esther (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. details see Name Statistic tables