The name Stella means Star and is of Latin origin. Stella is a name that's been primarily used for girls.
Stella Adler was a famous acting teacher known for the “Adler Method” of acting. Stella McCartney is daughter to Beatle Paul McCartney and a famous fashion designer in her own right. Singers named Stella include Stella Maessen, Stella vander, and Stella Cornelia.
The most famous Stella from fiction is likely Stella Kowalski from the play and movie, A Streetcar Named Desire where husband Stanley's famous line was shouting out her name, "STELLAAAAAAAH!!!!!"
Stella is also the name of characters in the television shows How I Met Your Mother and CSI:NY.
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