What does Vera mean?
Vera \v(e)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced VEER-ah. It is of Russian and Slavic origin, and the meaning of Vera is "faith". Also sometimes associated with the Latin word "verus" meaning "truth", and can also be derived from Albanian "verė" meaning "summer". Nickname for Guinevere and Veronica. The name was used by two popular novelists in the late 19th century. Actress Vera Miles; fashion designer Vera Wang.
Vera has 22 variants: Lavera, Veera, Veira, Veradis, Verasha, Verda▼, Verdell, Verdie▼, Vere, Verena, Verene, Verica, Verina, Verine, Verinka, Verka, Verla▼, Verlene, Verochka, Veroshka, Veruschka and Verushka.
Vera has 29 more related forms via Guinevere, Veronica: Gaenna, Genevra, Genivra, Genna, Genny, Ginevra, Guenna, Gwen▼, Gwenn, Gwenora, Gwyn, Jen, Jeni, Jenni, Jenny▼, Rana, Ranna, Roni, Ronna, Veranica, Vernice▼, Vernicka, Vernika, Verona▼, Veronika, Veronka, Veronqua, Wendy▼ and Win.
Vera is a very popular first name for females (#218 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1319 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Vera for girls. Vera reached its apex rank of #64 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #367 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Vera and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Vera (#367 the previous year) are Veronica (#375 the previous year), Wendy (#782), Jenny (#822), Gwen (#957), Vernice, Verona, Verla, Verda, Lavera, Roni, Ronna and Verdie. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3526%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1305%, down 63%), with versions such as Wendy, Jenny, Veronica, Verda and Verdie falling out of fashion. Vera (#367) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Vera is pronounced similarly to Varya. Other recommended similar baby names are Bera, Cera, Hera, Kera, Mera, Nera, Pera, Sera, Tera▼, Veda▼, Vega, Vena▼, Verna▼ and Veta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vera.