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