The ⭐ meaning is White Medium Star. It is also often referred to as a white star or just a star. The emoji shows a typical five-pointed yellow star. On some platforms, this star is additionally surrounded by a black line. But what is the ⭐ meaning in WhatsApp and Co? The ⭐ meaning is brightness, fame and wealth or outstanding talent. But the star emoji is often used as well, as it always fits well regardless of the context. An example would be: “You did well, you’ll get a ⭐” The ⭐ emoji was approved as part of Unicode 5.1 and thus in 2008 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.