Female, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Word names


Stella comes from Latin meaning “star” derived froma  PIE root word. It’s also possible that Stella is a diminutive form of Styliani, a Greek female name maning “pillar, column, support” .

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Styliani (Modern Greek)
  • Steliana (Romanian form of Stylianos)
  • Stela (Romanian)
  • Estelle (English, French)
  • Estella (English)
  • Estela (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Estrella (Spanish)


Male forms:

  • Stylianos (Greek)
  • Stelios (Greek)
  • Stelian (Romanian)



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