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pinWhat 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: Viora, Virra. [more]

pinHow 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)

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 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 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), Verona, Verla, Verdie, Verda and Lavera. Other variants, like Rana, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Vera was at its highest in the 1910s (usage of 0.48%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.18%, 62.3%). Veronica is more familiar than the rest, though Vera is currently more regularly used, while forms such as Verda are no longer trendy.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vera, Lavera, Verda, Verdie, Verla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Verona, Veronica in U.S.

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

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Vera is pronounced similarly to Varya. Other recommended similar baby 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.