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What does Hestia mean?

Hestia Pronunciation of Hestia [hes-tia] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Mythology: name of the Greek goddess of the hearth, equivalent to the Roman goddess Vesta.

Related girl names: Artemis and Hester.

Associated with: greek, mythology, goddess, roman.


1 related form via Vesta: Vesteria.

Creative forms:
(female) Hertia, Hetia, ..

(male) Hesha, Hesni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hestia Shayna (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hestia?

Hestia is a rare first name for women and an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Hestia (outside Top 2000) are Artemis (#1921 a year ago), Hester and Vesta. Adoption of these forms of Hestia was more pronounced among parents 125 years ago (median #849) and has become significantly lower since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Artemis, Hester, Vesta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hestia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bastia, Betia, Cesia, Destina, Hedia, Hefzia, Helia, Hellia, Henia, Hepzia (see Hephzibah), Hermia, Herta, Hertha, Hetta, Hettie, Ieshia, Jessia, Jestina, Keshia, Kesia, Lesia, Nessia, Nesta, Netia, Nettia, Ostia, Tertia, Tesia, Teskia, Tessia and Weslia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hestia.

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