GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: ve-SPAY-zhən (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Vespasianus (Ancient Roman), Vespasien (French), Vespasiano (Italian)