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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Easter

Name: Easter
Pronunciation: \e(a)-ster, eas-ter\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: Christian spring festival
Origin: Egyptian
Sounds Like: Ester, Estera, Wister
Similar Names: Hester, Estel, Estee
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1447
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2712


Easter \e(a)-ster, eas-ter\ as a girl's name is of Egyptian origin, and the meaning of Easter is "Christian spring festival". Holiday name used as a Christian name mainly in the 19th century. Also possibly a variant of Esther. A more common Eastertide name is the French Pascale.

Baby names that sound like Easter are Ester, Estera and Wister. Other similar baby names are Hester, Estel and Estee.


Easter is a very popular first name for women (#1447 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2712 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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