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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Verta, Vesda, ..
(male) Vestali, Vesvar, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Vesta for girls. Vesta reached its highest position of #326 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
The only other prominent alternative form of Vesta appearing in the Top 2000 is Athena (#195 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Vesta is well-received today (adoption of 0.11%). Athena is more familiar than the rest, while Vesta is no longer trendy.
Suggested 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.