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What does Veda mean?

Veda Pronunciation of Veda [ve-da] as a girls' name is of Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Veda is "knowledge, wisdom". The Vedas are the four sacred books of the Hindus.

Associated with: sacred (light), books (literary).


Veda has 5 variants: Vedis, Veeda, Veida, Veta and Vida.

Affiliated girl name: Laveda.

Creative forms:
(female) Veia, Veva, ..

(male) Vedy, Veva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Veda Genesis (V.G.), ..

How popular is Veda?

Veda is a very prominent first name for women (#1138 out of 4276, Top 27%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#75695 out of 150436, Top 50%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Veda reached its top position of #467 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #945. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Veda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Veda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Laveda, Veta and Vida (#1286 from current records) are the prominent related forms of Veda (#945 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Veda was well-received a century ago (usage of 0.05%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.02%, 58.4% less). Veda is the all-time favorite, while Vida used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Veda, Laveda, Veta, Vida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Veda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Veda is alike in pronunciation to Vieda. Other recommended names are Adda, Aida, Aleda, Anda, Arda, Auda, Ayda, Beda, Breda, Dada, Doda, Dreda, Edda, Erda, Freda, Gerda, Heda, Heida, Huda, Ida, Ieeda, Inda, Jaeda, Jenda, Joda, Kelda, Lada, Leda, Leida, Lenda, Leoda, Leyda, Lyda, Mada, Meda, Neda, Nelda, Oda, Oleda, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Rida, Sada, Selda, Tada, Theda, Uda, Vaga, Vala, Valeda, Vana, Vava, Veena, Veera, Veeta, Veeva, Vega, Veina, Veira, Velda, Vena, Venna, Vera, Verda, Verdad, Vere, Verla, Vevay, Vica, Vita, Viva, Vonda and Zada. These names tend to be less frequently used than Veda.

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