Scripts Ἑσπερια(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsHespérie, Hespera (Ἑσπερα), Hesper, Esperia
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).