Given Name VESPASIAN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: ve-SPAY-zhən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vespasianus (Ancient Roman), Vespasien (French), Vespasiano (Italian)

Categories

animals, emperors, fauna, insects, nature, time periods
Entry updated October 11, 2012