Aster is the name of a flower derived from Greek astḗr meaning “star”. It could also have been used as either a misspelling or a variant spelling of Esther, a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to Persian meaning “star”; Esther has also been linked to Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war, though the meaning is unknown. As a surname, it could be derived from Middle High German agelster meaning “magpie”.
Origin: Greek, Persian
- Astra (English)
- Astraea (Greek)
- Astraia (Greek)
- Esther (English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)
- Ester (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish)
Seiya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. Some meanings I could find are: 世哉 “world, generation”; 星矢 “star, planet, heavenly body + arrow”; 清耶 “clear, distinct, apparent, pure + father”; 正夜 “correct, righteous + night”; 生八 “life, existence, being + eight”; 成也 “to become, to succeed, accomplish + to be, also, too”; 声弥 “voice + extensive, full, complete”; 盛哉 “prosper”; 聖野 “holy, sacred + area, field”; 世乎 “world, generation + seem to, as if”; 西椰 “west + coconut tree”; 征椰 “conquer, subdue, vanquish + coconut tree”. Though there are likely many more meanings than this.
Twyla is a variant spelling of Twila, a name of uncertain etymology though it could perhaps be based on the English word twilight, referring to the period before sunrise and after sunset during which a soft light is seen in the sky. The word comes from Old English twi (double, half) and light (light) essentially meaning “second light” or “half light”. Another possible meaning is that it’s based on the French word étoile meaning “star”.
Origin: Old English