Star representing the goddess Ishtar
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|Wikipedia articles||All pages beginning with « Esther »|
Esther is a feminine name of Hebrew origin , which in turn seems to come from the Meda word which means " myrtle ", or from the Akkadian word which means " star ", or from the Babylonian goddess Ishtar . In some cases, the "h" is added in the name. Esther means Star of the desert from the empowered courage of women.
Variants in other languages
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- Esther , first person to use that name. She is the consort of King Ahasuerus ( Xerxes I ), and the Jewish people celebrate her memory on the 14th day of the month of Adar , with the feast of Purim .
- Esther Williams , American actress.
- Esther Koplowitz , Spanish businesswoman.
- Hester Prynne , a character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter .
- Esther Fernández , Mexican actress and painter.
- Esther Arroyo , Spanish actress.
- María Esther Podestá , Argentine actress.
- Esther Goris , Argentine actress.
- Hester Thrale , English newspaper editor.
- Esther Cañadas , Spanish model.
- María Esther Vázquez , Argentine writer.
- Ester Exposito , Spanish actress.