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It's definitely trendy. The little girl next door is named Stella, and it seems to suit her well. Your little Stella probably wouldn't be the only Stella in her kindergarten class.
Elsa1984:It depends on what you consider "trendy". Just because it is popular, doesn't mean it is "trendy". Stella is along the same lines as the name Hazel, Maude, Betty, Emma for me.....popular way back when, and coming back. To me, "trendy" is names that you would see all of the time but not in older SSA.....like all of the Aiden, Brayden, Hayden, Caden, Jayden, Brinley, Kinley, Henley, Tenley, Harper, Piper, Bentley, Brantley, Beckham, all of the McK names, etc.
On this board, most people distinguish between popular (rank), trendy (trending upward over the past few years), and modern (the Brinley/Brayden names you mentioned).
Stella is both popular and trendy, but not modern. After a long hiatus, it hopped back into the top 1,000 in 1998 and has rocketed up into the top 100 since. At 73, it is popular, at 900+ places in less than 15 years, it is trendy. But is a trendy revival, not a modern invention/variation/elaboration.
My grandmother is Estella, goes by Stella (sometimes-she tends to prefer her middle name).
I would have named a girl Stella Marie (Marie being my other grandma), but my husband nixed it, and we're having a boy anyhow
I like it.
Ella, Bella, Stella seem like the new Brayden, Caden, Jaden. Trendy and getting popular in my opinion.
I like it as a stand alone name.
That should not be taken that I like this name at all. It's so trendy. I am so over all the -ella names in general though.
It's a classic, beautiful name! I may be a little biased though
913mom:Ella, Bella, Stella seem like the new Brayden, Caden, Jaden.nbsp;nbsp; Trendy and getting popular in my opinion.
Henri and Charlotte, Christmas 2012
BFP#1 10 wk missed mc BFP#2 DS born at 40+2 on 8/14/12BFP#3 9/4/13 EDD 5/17/14 It's a girl!!!My Ovulation Chart