is the Latin
word for star
Stella is the female version of the male Greek name Stelios which probably originates from the Greek "stylos" or "styli" > style.
- Antonietta Stella, an Italian soprano
- Diego de Estella, a 16th century Spanish theologian and writer
- Frank Stella, an American minimalist painter
- Joseph Stella, an American futurist painter
- Martina Stella, an Italian actress
- Stella Voce, a southern California DJ and rock journalist
- Esther Johnson, English friend of Jonathan Swift, known as "Stella"
- Stella (Karen Scioli), a Philadelphia television horror movie hostess during the 1980s
- Stella Liebeck, who sued McDonald's after scalding herself with hot coffee
- Stella McCartney, British fashion designer and daughter of Beatles member Paul McCartney
- Stella Nickell, the "Excedrin murderer"
- Stella Obasanjo, First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Stella Tennant, a British supermodel
- Stella Reid, a British nanny known as Nanny Stella on the television show Nanny 911
- Stella Adler, a North American actress and acting teacher
- Stella Banyenza, The first lady to became an electronics and telecommunication engineer in Tanzania
- Stella Hudgens, an American actress.
In popular culture
- "Stella!", a memorable line from the film A Streetcar Named Desire
- Stella (comedy group), a comedy troupe consisting of Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black and David Wain
- Stella shorts, a series of short films by the Stella comedy troupe
- Stella (TV series), a half-hour comedy program by the Stella troupe that aired on Comedy Central
- Stella Bonnaro, a character from Cowboy Bebop
- Stella Loussier, a fictional character from Gundam Seed Destiny
- Stella (magazine), magazine supplement for the Sunday Telegraph
- Stella (Winx Club), a fictional character from the Winx Club animated series
- Stella by Starlight, a known Jazz standard
Brands and products
- Stela, singular stele, a stone or wooden slab erected for funerary or commemorative purposes