Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Vespasian

Vespasian (pr. ves-pay-zhee-an or ves-pay-zhen; Forvo) comes from a Roman cognomen, Vespasianus meaning “belonging to Vespasius”, a name of uncertain meaning though it could derived from Latin vesper meaning (“evening star, evening; west”) or vespa (“wasp”).

Vespasian is also an Italian surname, an anglicized form of Vespasiano which comes from the Roman cognomen.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: uncertain though it’s been linked to Latin vesper “evening star; evening; west” or vespa “wasp”

Usage: Ancient Roman

Variants:

  • Vespasianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Vespasien (French)
  • Vespasiano (Italian)
  • Vespasià (Catalan)
  • Wespazjan (Polish)

Female forms:

  • Vespasia (Ancient Roman)

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