A quirky take on the long-established Estelle, Estee is a French feminine name sure to leave beholders mystified. Emanating luxury and fine tastes thanks to its close proximity to Estée Lauder, Estee stems from the Old French word estroile, meaning "star." Those who prefer the mystery over the spotlight may enjoy Estee's alternative ties to the Hebrew name Esther. A biblical figure, queen Esther originally bore the name Hadassah before hiding her identity with her new title upon becoming queen of Persia. Incorporating the three-letter Hebrew root s-t-r like a secret code, Ester means "hide" or "conceal." A name of many masks, Estee gracefully walks the line between superstar and wallflower, allowing baby to flit between both as the mood takes them.
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