What does Vesta mean?
Vesta [ves-ta] as a girls' 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: Vesteria.Creative forms:
(female) Verta, Vesda, ..
(male) Vesten, Vesvar, .. Middle name pairings:
Vesta Juana (V.J.), ..
How popular is Vesta?
Vesta is a very popular first name for women (#1178 out of 4276, Top 28%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#100663 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Vesta reached its highest position of #326 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Vesta appearing in the Top 2000 are Artemis (#1921 from recent data) and Athena (#157). Adoption of these relations of Vesta is well-received today (adoption of 0.14%). Athena is more familiar than the rest, while Vesta is no longer trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alesta, Asta, Beata, Berta▼, Beta, Betta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Esta▼, Fiesta, Geeta, Gerta, Gusta, Herta, Hetta, Jetta, Justa, Kosta, Leeta, Leota▼, Leta▼, Letta, Meta▼, Meyta, Nesta, Neta, Netta, Peta, Questa, Reeta, Reita, Reta▼, Retta▼, Teeta, Veda▲, Veeda, Veena, Veera, Veeta, Veeva, Vega, Veida, Veina, Veira, Velda▼, Velma▼, Vena▼, Venia, Venita, Venna, Vera▼, Verda▼, Verita, Verka, Verla▼, Verna▼, Veta, Vita, Yetta▼, Zeeta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vesta.See names in meaning and etymology.