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What does Hesper mean?

Hesper Pronunciation of Hesper as a girls' name is pronounced HESS-per. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hesper is "evening; evening star". The Greeks referred to Italy as Hesperia, since the sun set and the evening star rose there. It is also the name of a town in California.

ASSOCIATED WITH He-, -er, greek, rose (flower)


VARIANTS Hespera, Hesperia



Hesper Janiah (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hesper?

Hesper is an unusual first name for women. Hesper is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Hesper has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hesper name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Becker, Easter, Ester, Harper, Heather, Heaven, Hebe, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedley, Hege, Heide, Heidee, Heidey, Heike, Heleen, Helen, Helje, Helle, Hellee, Hellen, Henie, Hepsey, Hepsie, Hepsy, Hepzi, Hester, Hesther, Hestia, Hether, Hette, Hope, Hunter, Mercer, Pepper, Piper, Pyper, Roser, Vespera, Vespers and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hesper.

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