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This may not be that important, but a "famous bearer" of this name is the fictional character "Vega" from the Capcom game "Street Fighter" (and all of its descendants). Vega from Street Fighter is from Spain and is one of the 'bad guys' - i.e. one of Bizon's friends. He wears a Matador outfit and a white mask; his weapon is a metal claw strapped to his right wrist.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Sort of bearer of the name is the city of "Las Vegas" in Nevada, USA.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Vega also means "falling star" in Latin. I really love that name. It's a shame I could never make the husband consider it.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2006
"Vega" is the last name given to the fictional brothers Vic and Vincent, created by Quentin Tarantino. Vic Vega, played by Michael Madsen, appears in Reservoir Dogs, while Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta, appears in Pulp Fiction.
Miss Natla  8/2/2006
Diego De La Vega, the original Zorro. Played brilliantly by Anthony Hopkins.
dramaelf  8/20/2006
Taking away any association with Las Vegas, I love this name.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2006
I like this name a lot; it's unusual and very pretty.
Iridosmine  10/16/2006
What a wonderful name. Forget the name Star. That's tacky. Go with Vega instead. Same meaning. Way fewer slutty stigmas attached.
C_R_Trulssri  10/29/2007
It's a pretty cool name, but it reminds me of Las Vegas. I'm afraid the name sounds a bit tacky, that being the main reason. Lyra sounds prettier and more poetic. This is still a pretty name, though.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
A bearer of this name is also an airplane, the Lockheed Vega, which had it's maiden flight in 1927.
NovaNight  7/1/2008
Suzanne Vega, American musician.
meowelers  9/17/2008
Vega means "fertile lowland adjacent to a river which is irrigated and sometimes flooded by it" in Spanish. That's what Las Vegas means.
If Spanish wasn't my mother language I would love this name.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2008
Like the above user said, this name means "meadow" in Spanish. It's pretty cool, and Las Vegas isn't the first thing that comes to my mind.
Ouaie  12/29/2008
I love this name. It's pretty and unusual.
Beautiful Victory  5/16/2009
For some reason I loved this name as soon as I heard of it. It's astronomical with connections with Arabic, Spanish and Latin. Vega. None of the people I told it to liked it. It would suit a girl with a strong personality, I reckon.
Aiman  5/26/2009
Oddly enough, in opposition to some comments here, I'd think "Vega" to be more slutty than "Star". I guess the consonant-vowel combinations of both names really do have different effects on me.

Hence, you can imagine my shock on discovering that Vega is another name for Zhin¨¹ (֯Ů in Chinese, meaning "weaver girl") in a beautiful Chinese myth that links her and Altair (called the Cowherd, or Niulang [Å£ÀÉ]) as lovers that were forbidden to be together. An ugly name with a beautiful meaning? I'll personally go with Zhin¨¹, thank you very much!
seraphine_eternal  8/22/2009
Beg your pardon - it appears you'll have to set your browser encoding to Chinese Simplified to see my above comment properly. For immediate clarity as to the spelling of the Z-name I mentioned, I'll restate my last sentence: I'd rather go with "Zhinu" than "Vega".
seraphine_eternal  8/22/2009
The first thing I think of when I hear this name is not Las Vegas, but Vincent Vega from "Pulp Fiction". And then the actress Alexa Vega. And the Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. "Zorro".
For me, this works much better as a last name than someone's first name.
erb816  12/17/2009
As a child I had an imaginary friend called Susanna Vega Anastasia Lilja (lily). Anastasia was from Lois Lowry's books and I guess Susanna Vega was inspired by singer Suzanne Vega! I think Vega is a very beautiful name.
Caprice  4/29/2010
Vega is also a Spanish feminine name, meaning "meadow". It appears to have arisen as a given name because of the Marian title "Nuestra Señora [or Santa María] de la Vega" (Our Lady of the Meadow). She is the patron saint of Salamanca (the feast day is 8th September) and there is also a Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Vega located in the province of La Rioja. The name has been traditionally used in those areas, but it appears that in recent years it has been popularised in the rest of Spain by the singer Vega (whose real name is Mercedes Mígel Carpio).
overtheclouds  10/17/2012
The name Vega. Yes...

Vega is a shortened version of the older and original name "De La Vega", which means "Of the Vega", which further translated would mean "Of the plain/meadow". This was used to describe the people of an area in Spain around the Castille region, in the northwestern area. These people were "Of the Vega". This name has existed for more than 1000 years and it is the name of a powerful and influential house of Spanish nobility, even famous for its ambitions in trying to usurp the crown from time to time. Hence in Spain if you were related to the Vega bloodline, you would be called by your first name, and following it would be your family house name, such as "Ricardo... Of the Vega".

I facepalm every time some ignorant buffoon mentions Street Fighter to me because of my name, and hope they will stop talking to me so I won't have to endure their ignorance any longer.

There is also a city in the middle of the Nevada desert which is called Las Vegas, and it acquired this name because of settlers which were heading west (presumably toward California) who stopped on their way there to rest, and they found an oasis in the middle of the desert, which they named as "Las Vegas", or "The meadow/The oasis". Even to this day, Las Vegas is still true to its name as being an oasis in the middle of an otherwise barren desert.

Interestingly however, the name Vega, being of nobility, did not expand much outside of Spain. There were three recorded Vegas who left Spain in the early nineteenth century, (though more likely left for the New World as early as the sixteenth century, like most wealthy young sons of Spanish nobility) and two of them settled in Central America while the other one settled in Puerto Rico. Due to the Vegas being Catholic and Spanish they were encouraged to have many children, and over a few hundred years and some migrations every once in a while, there are now Vegas in North and South America as well as the Caribbean. Ultimately there are roughly 100,000 Vegas living in America, Puerto Rico, and Spain, and possibly more in Latin America or the Phillipines. And they are all related to each other. Anyone with the name Vega whose parents had the name Vega is related to anyone else whose parent's name was Vega, even if the name belonged to a person's mother and was changed upon their mother's marriage.

This means that anyone with Vega lineage has more than 100, 000 identifiable relatives, though I would say the number is closer to 150, 000 or maybe even 200, 000. It also means that should you have Vega lineage and you are marrying someone else with Vega lineage, then the both of you are already related, though this relation may be very thin depending on how you trace your ancestry, but it was common for Spanish nobility to marry their cousins and so this should cause no alarm.

Unfortunately since Spain was managed by utterly worthless monarchs and spent centuries in bankruptcy due to horrible economic practices, it is doubtful that any property or possessions of the Vega house still exist if they aren't quietly hoarded by a few families of the Vega who still live in the original area of the noble line. It is, however, theoretically possible to request the King of Spain to grant a title of nobility to one who bears the name of Vega should they choose to attain Spanish citizenship and spend their lives contributing to Spanish society. The plus side of this is that Spanish nobility do not have to pay taxes, and thus is incredibly enticing to an American.
Jarus  4/15/2013
Vega means 'of the meadow' or 'people of the meadow' or even 'grass land'. It's also in the book of Romans for the gospel is written in the stars. Vega stands for 'he shall be exalted and it's believed that the original Vegas in Spain were from Jerusalem in 90ad. The Romans exiled Jews out and many went to Spain and then carried on the name Vega. I am a Vega decedent from the original Vegas from Spain so I have done a lot of research I've never heard of it as a falling star, it is however the fifth brightest star in the sky and the second brightest in the northern hemisphere. It lies in the constellation of Lyre.
Beeyyondallthis  12/2/2016
■ Vega वेगा -quickness, speed, velocity
● Vegita वेगिता- speed, velocity
Vishal Khatri  6/14/2017
MEANING - speed, swift, velocity, current (of water)
■ Origin - Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian.
Vishal Khatri  9/30/2017
My name is Vega. I love how my parents named me this. It's such an unusual name at all the schools I have gone to. A lot of people would call me Las Vegas, that being the first thing that pops to mind but I'm okay with that. Vega is more used as a last name although I have never met anyone with that last name I have looked it up. I enjoy having this name because it is one of a kind.
Ilikefood  4/8/2018

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