Vesper name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vesper

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  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Vesper is of Italian origin and means "Evening Star".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ves"per
The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening.

Etymology: L., the evening, the evening star, the west; akin to Gr. "e`speros "espe`ra, and perhaps to E. west. Cf. Hesperian Vespers

adjective Ves"per
Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A late afternoon or evening worship service
  2. A planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky

From Old French vespre, from Latin vesper (“evening star”)

  1. The bell that summons worshipers to vespers; the vesper-bell
  2. (poetic) evening

vesper was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Latin

Notable Persons Named Vesper

Notable Persons Named Vesper

Vesper Lynd

Vesper Lynd is a double agent.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vesper

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vesper

Will Vesper

Will was born on October 11th, 1882 in Barmen. He passed away on March 14th, 1962.

Karl H. Vesper

Karl was born in 1932.

Rudolf Vesper

Rudolf was born on April 3rd, 1939.

Rose Vesper

Rose was born in 1970.


Common last names for Vesper

  • Smith
  • Brown

Common first names for Vesper

  • Mary
  • William
  • John
  • Margaret
  • Joseph
  • George
  • Ralph
  • Arthur

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vesper U.S.
  White 94.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vesper

People with the last name Vesper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vesper

  • How Popular is the name Vesper? Vesper is the 15,068th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vesper was the 24,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vesper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 598 babies born with the first name Vesper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vesper to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vesper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vesper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vesper is Wednesday, September 2nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Vesper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vesper was in 2017 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Vesper Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vesper is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Vesper: The name spelled backwards is Repsev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Esevrp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vesper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,048 people with the last name Vesper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vesper? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vesper as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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