Pronounced Pron. hes-PEER-ee-ə (Greek Mythology)
Other Forms FormsHespérie, Hespera (Ἑσπερα), Hesper, Esperia
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 12/20/2011
Derived from Greek hesperos "evening" (see Hesperos). In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Hesperides, goddesses of the evening and sunsets. Hesperia was also a Greek name of Italy, meaning "the land where the sun sets" (as in the case of asteroid 69 Hesperia).