Originally Posted by eugenesheremet
Guys, all of you are wrong. Darth Vader comes from Darr Veter, the name of the hero from Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale
And it is not because of assonance of the names, but because Andromeda is one of the greatest sci-fi novels in history, that influenced greatly on many succeeding authors.
So, sign up to post once on something which you probably don't have any resources on.
And I reckon George Lucas just thought it sounded cool.