There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Stella:
1. Latin given name, meaning - "constellation; star; planet". The name was created in the 16th century by poet Sir Philip Sidney. Cognate with the Persian given name Esther - "star; planet (Venus)".
2. The name taken from the ancient Greek word (στέλλω) [thtello] meaning - "to build (to battle); equip, dress; send".