Vasti

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic form of וַשְׁתִּי (Washtiy), a Hebrew name of uncertain origin. Theories include:

1) Hebrew name meaning 'thread' [1]

2) Persian name meaning 'beautiful' [2]

Related Names

Vasti
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Norwegian Swedish
Wasti
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norway: late 18th century (Røyken in Buskerud) [2]
Finland: 1876 [3]

Bible

In the Old Testament, Vasti is the first wife of King Ahasverus of Persia before he marries Esther

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
67 149 67 149 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
2
n.a.
2
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
3
n.a.
3 0 0
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Vasti.


References

  1. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/