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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

Description

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.

Popularity

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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