Stela is a female name, in Croatia exclusively Croatian. It is one of the more common names (among the top 500) in Croatia, with over a thousand namesakes living there.
The relative popularity of names Stela in Croatia
The name Stela was the most popular from years 2000 to 2007. The peak year was 2001.
Name Stela is present mainly in North-West Croatia, and scarcely in Central Croatia. Most of the persons named Stela live in the following cities and municipalities: Zagreb (over three hundred), Split (about fifty), Osijek (about fifty).
In the sources analysed in the project Acta Croatica so far, the name is mentioned over ten times, the first time 1917 in source List of Dignitaries, Officials and Public Servants of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.