Stella is a girl name and means star. It is a Latin name and its pronunciation is \s-tella, st(el)-la\. Other similar names and variants include: Asta, Estella, Estelle, Estrella, Starla, Stela, Stelle, Wynstelle. Stella is a very popular first name for women (#247 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7573 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Stella over the years and Stella's popularity rank:

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Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens

Born on October 01, 1936

  • Age: 86
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 25

The Secret of My Success

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman, James Booth

The Mad Room

The Mad Room

Directed by: Bernard Girard

Starring: Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Skip Ward, Carol Cole

The Manitou

The Manitou

Directed by: William Girdler

Starring: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens

Sol Madrid

Sol Madrid

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: David McCallum, Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas, Ricardo Montalban

Stella Maeve
Stella Maeve

Born on November 14, 1989

  • Age: 32
  • Birth sign: Scorpio
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 4
Accused at 17

Accused at 17

Directed by: Doug Campbell

Starring: Cynthia Gibb, Nicole Gale Anderson, Janet Montgomery, Stella Maeve

Dark Summer

Directed by: Paul Solet

Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve, Maestro Harrell, Gracie Gillam


Directed by: Sean Baker

Starring: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Boonee, Stella Maeve

The Runaways

Directed by: Floria Sigismondi

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

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Stella Meghie
Stella Meghie
  • No. of movies: 7


Directed by: Stella Meghie

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

Directed by: Stella Meghie

The Weekend

The Weekend

Directed by: Stella Meghie

The Photograph [Blu-ray]

The Photograph [Blu-ray]

Directed by: Stella Meghie

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stella a popular name?

Over the years Stella was most popular in 1901. According to the latest US census information Stella ranks #83rd while according to Stella ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Stella?

According to the US census in 2018, 4629 girls were born named Stella, making Stella the #42nd name more popular among girl names. In 1901 Stella had the highest rank with 934 girls born that year with this name.

How common is the name Stella?

Stella is #42nd in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Stella more popular ?

The name Stella was more popular in 1901 with 934 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Stella

The last time a baby was named Stella was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Stella?

In 2020 there were 4629 baby girls named Stella.

Who is a famous person named Stella?

There a several famous people named Stella, for example actor Stella Stevens, director Stella Meghie, actor Stella Maeve.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Stella?

A famous actor/actress named Stella is Stella Stevens, starring in 4 movies, including The Secret of My Success and The Mad Room.

Who is a famous director named Stella?

A famous director named Stella is Stella Meghie, who directed 4 movies, including Fresh-Like and Everything, Everything.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Stella?

There are 2 actors named Stella including Stella Stevens and Stella Maeve who appeared in movies such as The Secret of My Success and Accused at 17.