Ostara Meaning and Origin

The name Ostara is a girl’s name meaning “goddess of spring and the dawn” and is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is most commonly associated with a Germanic pagan goddess of spring and fertility, who was celebrated during the spring equinox. According to some sources, the name Ostara may have derived from the Old High German word “ostarun,” meaning “east” or “to shine.” This may be a reference to the rising sun in the east, which was associated with the spring equinox and the renewal of life. Ostara is a pagan and Wiccan holiday celebrating the spring equinox. The celebration of Ostara as a goddess and the spring equinox as a festival date back to ancient pagan traditions, and were later incorporated into modern neo-pagan and Wiccan practices.

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