Female, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Estelle is a French female name meaning “star” via Occitan estela <Proto-Italic *stērolā ultimately derived from a PIE root word. The name seems to have been popularized by a third century Gaulish martyr (who lived in what is now present day southern France).

Estelle is also a French surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “star”

Usage: French, English


  • Estella (English)
  • Estela (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Estrella (Spanish)
  • Stella (English, Italian, Dutch, German)
  • Stela (Romanian)

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