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What does Vera mean?

Vera /ve-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 7 more related forms via Guinevere, Veronica: Genna, Jen, Jeni, Rana, Vernika, Verona and Veronka.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Verra, Veva, ..

(male) Vero, Veva, ..

How popular is Vera?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Vera for girls. Vera reached its apex rank of #65 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #367 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Vera and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Vera (#367 from current records) are Veronica (#375 from current records), Guinevere (#1408), Verla, Verena, Verona, Verdie, Verlene, Verda, Jeni, Lavera, Rana, Genna and Verdell. Other variants, like Vernika, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Vera was at its highest in the 1910s (usage of 0.4%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.1%, 77.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vera, Genna, Guinevere, Jeni, Lavera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rana, Verda, Verdell, Verdie, Verena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Verla, Verlene, Verona, Veronica in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Vera is pronounced similarly to Varya. Other recommended names are Abra, Adra, Amera, Ara, Atera, Azra, Bera, Cara, Ceira, Cera, Ciera, Cira, Cora, Deora, Edra, Emera, Fara, Hera, Ira, Kara, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kera, Kira, Kyra, Lara, Leora, Mara, Meera, Mera, Myra, Nedra, Neera, Nera, Nora, Nura, Ora, Pera, Piera, Sara, Sebra, Sera, Siera, Tara, Teara, Tera, Tora, Tyra, Valera, Vana, Varda, Veda, Vega, Veida, Veina, Velda, Velora, Vena, Venia, Verly, Verna, Verne, Veryna, Vesta, Veta, Vevay, Vida, Vieda, Virna, Vita, Viva, Vyna and Zora. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vera.