First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vesper" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vesper as well as things modernly associated with the name Vesper such as celebrities named Vesper.

Origin and Meaning of Vesper

"Vesper" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Evening Star". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ves"per
The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening.

Etymology: L., the evening, the evening star, the west; akin to Gr. "e`speros "espe`ra, and perhaps to E. west. Cf. Hesperian Vespers

adjective Ves"per
Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn; vesper bells.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A late afternoon or evening worship service
  2. A planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky

From Old French vespre, from Latin vesper (“evening star”)

  1. The bell that summons worshipers to vespers; the vesper-bell
  2. (poetic) evening

vesper was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Latin

Notable Persons With the Name Vesper

Vesper Lynd is a double agent.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vesper

Will Vesper was a famous somebody. Will was born on October 11th, 1882 in Barmen. He passed away on March 14th, 1962.


Karl H. Vesper is a famous individual. Karl was born in 1932.


Rudolf Vesper is an influential somebody. Rudolf was born on April 3rd, 1939.


Rose Vesper is an important person. Rose was born in 1970.


Where is the name Vesper popular?

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Popularity of Vesper as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Vesper as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Illinois, or New Jersey.

Common last names for Vesper

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  • Brown

Common first names for Vesper

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vesper U.S.
  White 94.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vesper

People with the last name Vesper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vesper

  • How Popular is the name Vesper? Vesper is the 18,194th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vesper was the 24,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vesper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 391 babies born with the first name Vesper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vesper to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vesper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vesper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vesper is Wednesday, September 2nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Vesper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vesper was in 2014 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Vesper Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vesper is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 10 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Vesper: Your name in reverse order is Repsev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seevpr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vesper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,048 people with the last name Vesper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vesper? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vesper as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Vesper's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Vesper mean?

Vis for value, the value you place on friendship.

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Pis for peer, you have few equals.

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.