Stella is a beautiful and classic girls’ name.
How long did it take you to choose it? Or how long did it take to narrow down to your final few choices?
Chances are, you’ve put a ton of thought into your baby’s first name but not much thought (yet) into her middle name.
No worries. That’s exactly why I put together my middle name matcher guide — lists of hand-curated middle name ideas that go with any first name you’ve already picked.
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Stella.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a girl named Stella
Let’s not waste any time — here’s the list!
Here are 50 ideas you can choose from, branch off from, or use to spark further brainstorming. Any of these would sound great with Stella!
My favorite middle names for Stella are Stella Grace and Stella Raye.
I just like how beautiful these names sound together. There are plenty of choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!
Meaning of the name Stella
According to BabyCenter, Stella is a name of both Greek and Latin origin, and it means “star.”
It is popularly associated with Marlon Brando’s character in the classic story A Streetcar Named Desire when he bellows his wife’s name at the top of his lungs, “STELLAAAAA!!!!”
The name Stella sits at number 43 on the popularity list for girls’ names for 2020. Some alternate versions of Stella are Estella and Estrella, which means “star” in Spanish.
Some famous Stellas are designer Stella McCartney (middle name Nina) and acting teacher Stella Adler (Brando’s teacher in fact).
Pretty good picks, right?
Hopefully you found “the one” on that list. But if not, try some variations of names you liked, or just use the list as a starting point for more research and brainstorming.
If all else fails, you can never go wrong with your second choice first name (as long as it sounds good!) or the name of a relative you’d like to honor.
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Hope this helps!