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I was looking up the name a few nights ago, and I found that it was indeed of Persian origin. The site I was looking on, which escapes me now, had it listed as meaning beautiful or pure.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2005
It sounds to me very sensual.
alberto  3/9/2006
If it is indeed of Persian origin, it should be pronounced vash-TEE, not VASH-tee. It is a beautiful name.
Sabrina  7/2/2006
It is derived from the Persian root/word vashta, meaning good or beautiful. It is unique in the sense that it is one of the few proper names in the Tanakh to begin with the letter "waw."
Dray  8/20/2006
The singer Vashti Bunyan is a well-known bearer of this (very pretty) name.
kiwifruit  12/16/2006
Vashti Bunyan (b 1945) is an English singer-songwriter. Her first album, Just Another Diamond Day, has been extremely influential since its release in 1970.
Mustardseed  1/31/2007
There is a charchter named Vashti in E. M Forster's 'The Machine Stops'.
Katja Eidis  2/17/2008
I have trouble saying this name, and I'm not sure why. It's nice though.
-Julia-  8/19/2009
There's something about this name that I really like, though I can't put my finger on what it is. For some reason, when I hear it, I picture a red-haired seamstress. The seamstress part could be due to it's meaning, but I don't know about the red hair.
Black_X  5/20/2012
"The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names" by Maneka Gandhi and Ozair Husain lists Washti as a Persian name meaning "beauty; goodness", and writes that it is associated with the story of Esther. I assume that Washti is the Persian form of Vashti.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2012
In the 1956 film "Giant" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson, a rural Texan character is named Vashti. In the film it was pronounced "VASH-tye".
New_Chloe  12/20/2012
This is a daring but gorgeous choice. Vashti in the Bible defied her husband's wishes so he divorced her to wed Esther.
Just Jonquil  4/7/2015
I know someone who pronounces it Vash-tye, which I think is more attractive than Vash-tee. It sounds warm and even sultry.
silly_rabbit  8/16/2015
Vash (rhymes with cash) Ti (rhymes with tie) Most people I have heard of with the name pronounce it this way. See: Vashti Cunningham.
Vashti Marie  8/14/2016

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