Gender: Female Meaning of Vashti: "lovely" Origin of Vashti: Persian

Vashti Origin and Meaning

The name Vashti is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "lovely".

This Persian name with an Old Testament pedigree has a warm Sasha-like feel. The Biblical Vashti was a queen who refused her husband's orders to appear naked in front of his party guests and so was deposed in favor of Esther. For her independent spirit, Vashti has become something of a feminist icon.

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ericakatherine Says:


Powerful, striking name with a bit of mystery. Vashti in the bible is such a badass, I think this is a great name choice!

10BenJammin Says:


Absolutely love this name! Beautiful and unique, but completely wearable.

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


Fabulous name - great spunky heroine from the Bible and so underused! I know a Vashti and she loves her name.