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Vesta was derived from Hestia, the Greek name for a goddess who was essentially the same as the Roman Vesta. The Vestal Virgins were a religious sect in ancient Rome.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2006
Vesta Tilley (1864 - 1952) was one of the highest paid vaudeville performers of her day. She was a world-renowed male impersonator, most famous for playing (with a satirical bent) the roles of somewhat foppish young men. During WWI, Vesta and her family helped considerably with the war effort, running a recruitment drive, selling war bonds, and performing in hospitals. Her husband was knighted for his services. Vesta Tilley was actually her stage name, Tilley as a nickname for Matilda, and Vesta from a brand of safety matches.
-- dollsoldier  8/27/2006
Vesta is derived from Hestia, the Greek Mother Goddess of home magic and the care of the family.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Pronounced VES-tah. [noted -ed]
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
On Sailor Moon, VesVes of the Amazon Quartet's name is derived from this.
-- Hailey2006  4/1/2007
This is such a unique name. I recommend it.
-- reverie  10/26/2007
I don't like Vesta, it looks and sounds strange to me. Vesta reminds me of the name Vester, one of my grandfather's cousin's name. Thus, to me, Vesta seems like a weird misspelling and mispronunciation of a not so great, but not so bad either, male name.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2008
On the TV show 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Vesta is said to be Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda's other sister. So that makes her Sabrina's other aunt.
-- rory  3/9/2008
It means sweater in Croatian. If your child ever comes in Croatia don't name him/her this.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2009
I actually, do like Vesta! It means View. Or is that Vista?
-- Alora  1/8/2010
Vesta means "waist" in Czech.
-- Meg_Simpson  5/29/2011
Actually, in Czech language Vesta means "vest" or "waistcoat".
-- that one  9/9/2012
In the movie She-Devil, Roseanne Barr's character changes her name to Vesta Rose when she tries to destroy her husband's life.
-- wbbuff  4/17/2015

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