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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vista

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vis"ta
A view; especially, a view through or between intervening objects, as trees; a view or prospect through an avenue, or the like; hence, the trees or other objects that form the avenue.

Etymology: It., sight, view, fr. vedere, p. p. visto veduto, to see, fr. L. videre visum. See View Vision

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The visual percept of a region

Borrowing from Italian vista (“view, sight”), from visto, past participle of vedere (“to see”), from Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō (“I see”). Compare vision, video.

  1. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
  2. A site offering such a view.
  3. (figuratively) A vision, a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination.
    a vista of pleasure to come
    dim vistas of the past

vista was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, Romansch, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vista

Giorgio La Vista is a sports team member for the S.S. Robur Siena.


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Popularity of Vista as a last name

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Common last names for Vista

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  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vista U.S.
  White 29.14% 64.26%
  African American 2.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 52.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vista

People with the last name Vista are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vista

  • How Popular is the name Vista? Vista is the 19,045th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vista was the 70,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vista have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 383 babies born with the first name Vista in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vista 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 Vista? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Vista first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vista is Thursday, August 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Vista born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vista was in 1920 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vista: Your name in reverse order is Atsiv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ivtas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vista? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 278 people with the last name Vista.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vista? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vista as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.