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Meaning and Name Origin

Vesta \v(e)-sta, 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.


Variations

Vesta has 1 variant: Vesteria.

Vesta has 8 more related variations via Artemis, Athena: Artemesia, Artemisia, Atheena, Athenais, Athene, Athie, Athina and Attie.


Popularity

Vesta is a very popular first name for women (#1178 out of 4276, Top 28%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (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. during 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vesta name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Vesta outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Vesta and affiliated names. 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, except for the version Vesta which has become less fashionable. Athena (#195) is the most trendy girl name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Athena, Attie, Vesta in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nesta, Veeta and Veta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vesta.

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