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[ih-stel] /ɪˈstɛl/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”.
Also, Estella
[ih-stel-uh] /ɪˈstɛl ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Concha glanced at estella and wondered if he had been mistaken.

    In Kedar's Tents Henry Seton Merriman
  • estella dropped the book she held and gazed at her as one in a dream.

  • Then we went down, and in a moment we were outside of the gate, and it was locked and estella was gone.

    Ten Boys from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • I don't think I could have been in my right senses, estella.

  • estella and Julia were out on the balcony now, leaning over and forgetting all but the breathless interest of battle.

    In Kedar's Tents Henry Seton Merriman
  • "Plain Jane," laughed little estella, swinging on Jane's arm.

    The Girl Scout's Triumph Katherine Keene Galt
  • That night I lay awake a long time, cogitating; and the subject of my thoughts was--estella.

    Caesar's Column Ignatius Donnelly
  • A few blocks on her way she overtook Jane and estella arm in arm as usual.

    The Girl Scout's Triumph Katherine Keene Galt
  • I saw Miss Havisham put her hand to her heart and hold it there, as she sat looking by turns at estella and at me.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Word Origin and History for estella


fem. proper name, Spanish, literally "star," from Latin stella (see star (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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