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Girl Name: Vesta

Name: Vesta
Pronunciation: \v(e)-sta, ves-ta\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Fausta, Fauste
Variant forms: Vesteria
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1178

Description

Vesta \v(e)-sta, ves-ta\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin. Name of the Roman household goddess, and one of the three virgin goddesses of antiquity, known to the Greeks as Hestia. The others were Athena and Artemis. Vesta's altar was tended by six keepers of her sacred fire, called "vestal virgins", and it was an honor for a Roman family to have a daughter among them. Most common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also nickname of Silvestra.

Vesta has 1 variant form: Vesteria.

Baby names that sound like Vesta are Fausta and Fauste.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Vesta.

Popularity

Vesta is a very popular first name for women (#1178 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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