Vela Meaning and Origin

Vela is a girl’s name of Latin, and Sanskrit origin, meaning shore, coast.” In Italian and Spanish Vela can be a surname derived from the Latin word “velum,” meaning “sail.” It may have been used as a surname to denote someone who worked with sails or was associated with sailing. Vela is also the name of a southern constellation in the night sky. The constellation Vela represents the sails of a ship. It was originally part of a larger constellation called Argo Navis, which represented the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in Greek mythology.

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