Hester Name Meaning & Origin

Hester

Pronunciation: HES-ter (key)

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Hessie

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Nicknames for Hester

Hetty, Hettie, Hessie, Hest, Hestie

Meanings and history of the name Hester

From a Latin form of Esther.

Famous real-life people named Hester

Hester van Eeghen, Dutch fashion designer.
Hester Maria Elphinstone, Viscountess Keith, British literary correspondent and intellectual.
Hester Santlow, British dancer and actress, who has been termed "England's first ballerina."
Hester Chapone, English essayist.

Hester in song, story & screen

Hester Prynne is the main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter."
Hester Worsley, lead role in Oscar Wilde's play "A Woman of No Importance."
Hester Shaw, fictional character from Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines Quartet" novels.
Miss Hester Asa Moore, antagonist character in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray.
Hester Eastman, fictional character from John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Hester is the name of Lee Scoresby's hare dæmon in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
Hester Crane, mother of Niles and Frasier Crane in the sitcom, Frasier.
Hester Gray is the deceased young wife whose apple tree and garden Anne discovers in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series.
Hester Ulrich in the t.v series Scream Queens.

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