What does Vesta mean?
Vesta /ves-ta/ [2 sylls.] 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.more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Vesta for girls. Vesta reached its highest position of #326 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Vesta appearing in the Top 1000 are Athena (#195 last year) and Attie. Adoption of these girl names is at its most widespread today (usage of 0.2683%), except for the version Vesta which has become less fashionable. Athena (#195) is the most trendy girl name here. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Vesta and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)