Hesper is the English form of Hesperia, the Latin and Ancient Greek feminine form of Hesperos meaning “evening; western”. In Greek mythology, Hesperos is the personification of the evening star, which refers to the planet Venus. The Hesperides (belonging to Hesperus) refers to a group of nymphs, the daughters of either Atlas or Hesperos, who were the nymphs of evening and the golden light of sunsets. They were entrusted to watch over the golden apples that belonged to Hera, given to her by Gaia on her wedding day.
- Hesperia (Ancient Greek, Latin)
- Hesper (Greek)
- Hespera (Ancient Greek)
- Hesperis (Ancient Greek)
- Hesperos (Ancient Greek)
- Hesperus (Latinized Ancient Greek)