Usage Baltic Mythology
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Meaning & History
Derived from Lithuanian vakaras meaning "evening; (plural only) west" (compare Vakarė) with the feminine adjectival suffix -inė, referring to something made from or pertaining to a noun, ultimately meaning something along the lines of "vesperal; pertaining to the evening."This name belongs to a Lithuanian goddess of the evening star. She is the sister to Aušrinė and is known as Rieteklis in Latvia.