Isolde Quirante
Assistant Editor, Baby Names
  • Before becoming an Assistant Editor for The Bump, Isolde was a Content Writer and Affiliate Producer at The Knot Worldwide.
  • She holds a Master’s in applied linguistics from the University of Limerick, as well as a Bachelor’s in English literature and French studies.
  • Isolde was born in Cebu, Philippines, but moved to Ireland when she was two.

Simply stellar in all its letters, Estel is a feminine name of Latin origin, meaning “star.” Estel streams from stella, a Latin expression that also looks up to those little lights in the sky, and is an out-of-this-world way to nurture the navigator in baby. From millennia to millennia, stars have been central to civilizations, leading the way for sailors on open waters and guiding wanderers to worlds never before witnessed. Bright and brilliant in every way, Estel might be the name that makes all of baby’s wishes come true.

Isolde Quirante

Content Writer

Every name has its own story, and Isolde lives to tell it. At The Bump, she curates fun, engaging and well-researched baby name lists, hoping to help parents all around the world find their perfect pick. Outside the office, you’ll probably find her running, baking chocolate babkas, or trying to grow out of her painting-for-beginners books!

In 2021, Isolde earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and French from the University of Limerick, Ireland. From American to African literature and everything there is to know about French, she owes all the knowledge she’s acquired to those four life-changing years. She also lived in Toulouse, France, for a semester, where she took intensive French classes. When she completed her undergraduate degree, she pursued a Master’s in applied linguistics and studied English teaching, language policy, economic journalism, and the use of language in everyday social interactions.

Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Isolde worked as a research assistant under Limerick’s Tell Your Own Story Project, an initiative that advocates inclusion and diversity in the Irish media. Here, Isolde collaborated with university lecturers in analyzing the discourse around cultural minorities in Irish newspapers. She also spent some time working as a teacher’s assistant at a local primary school, supporting student literacy and helping children channel their inner reader and writer.