Vespasian
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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.
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animals, emperors, fauna, insects, nature, time periods
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vespasianus (Ancient Roman), Vespasien (French), Vespasiano (Italian)