What does Stella mean?

United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)

What's the origin of Stella?


How is Stella pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Stella?

Stella is a name that is typically given to female cats. It may suggest that you are independent, strong-willed, and have a lot of self-confidence.

Is Stella a good cat name?

Stella has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Stella is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Stella is found in these categories:

gothic cat names

Dark starry night vibes link to eerie, mysterious themes.

celestial cat names

Stella means star in Latin, shining bright in the sky!

traditional cat names

Popular for decades, this name hails from Latin meaning "star".

alcohol cat names

She's named after a popular Belgian beer brand.

cute cat names

Stars twinkle adorably, and this name means "star" in Latin!

elegant cat names

Derived from Latin, meaning star, it's sophisticated and timeless.

white cat names

Stella means star, perfect for a feline with a sparkling personality!


Based on likes, Stella ranks #163 with users of

Stella is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Stella is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Stella was, over the past 30 days, the 354th ranked cat name for views on

As of July 2024, Stella is becoming rarer and less popular with new kitten owners. Our stats reveal that the moniker is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has stayed pretty consistent in terms of popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Stella was viewed 34 times, and liked 3 times.

Cat names like Stella:

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Adrianna (Pennsylvania, United States)
I think Stella is a great name for a cat who is really the star of the house.
February 20, 2024

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