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Meaning and name origin
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.
Vesta is a very popular first name for females (#1178 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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