Vesta name meaning

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ves"ta
  1. [Rom. Myth] One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it.
  2. [Astron] An asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807.
  3. A wax friction match.

Etymology: L. Vesta, akin to Gr. "Esti`a Vesta, "esti`a the hearth of the house, and perhaps to Skr. ush to burn (see East), or perhaps to Skr. vas to dwell, and E. was

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered
  2. (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia

From Middle English Vesta, from Latin Vesta, related to Ancient Greek ἑστία (hestía, “to dwell”) and Ἑστία (Hestía, “Hestia”), all from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes-; see also Old High German and Old English wesan (“to be”), Gothic wisan (wisan), Sanskrit वसति (vasati, “abide dwell”).

Vesta itself came to mean chaste, pure, or virgin, based from this goddess.

  1. (Roman mythology) The virgin goddess of the hearth, fire, and the household, and therefore a deity of domestic life. The Roman counterpart of Hestia.
  2. A female given name from Latin in occasional use.
  3. (astronomy) 4 Vesta, the fourth asteroid discovered.

Vesta was also found in the following language(s): French, Latin, Middle English, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Vesta

Notable Persons Named Vesta

Vesta Williams

Vesta Williams was a rhythm, blues, jazz, funk, soul music, disco, and adult contemporary music musician. Her career lasted from 1970 to 1970. Vesta was given the name Mary Vesta Williams on December 1st, 1957 in Coshocton, Ohio, U.S. She died on September 22nd, 2011.

Vesta Tilley

Vesta Tilley was a music hall singer & male impersonator, music hall, and music hallsinger & male impersonator. Vesta was given the name Matilda Alice Powles on May 13th, 1864 in Commandery Street, Worcester. Vesta is also known as Lady de Frece. She died on September 16th, 1952.

Vesta Roy

Vesta Roy was a Governor of New Hampshire. Vesta was born on March 16th, 1925 in Dearborn, Michigan. She died on February 8th, 2002.

Vesta Victoria

Vesta Victoria was a music hall, singing, comedian, film, actor, music hallsinger&comedian, and filmactress. Vesta was given the name Victoria Lawrence on November 26th, 1873 in Leeds. Vesta is also known as Baby Victoria and Little Victoria. She passed away on April 7th, 1951.

Vesta Kasputė

They hold the title Woman FIDE Master and FIDE titles. Vesta was given the name Vesta Kalvytė on December 5th, 1984 in Panevėžys.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vesta U.S.
  White 90.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vesta

People with the last name Vesta are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vesta

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  • How Popular is the name Vesta? Vesta is the 2,912th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vesta was the 115,034th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vesta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,173 babies born with the first name Vesta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vesta to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vesta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Vesta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vesta is Saturday, December 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Vesta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vesta was in 1918 with a total of 257 babies.
  • Random Vesta Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vesta is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Texas have the same name in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Vesta: The name spelled backwards is Atsev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Staev. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vesta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 152 people with the last name Vesta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vesta? Vesta is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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