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Meaning and name origin
Vera \v(e)-ra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Lavera, Veradis, Verasha, Veera, Veira, Verda, Verdell, Verdie, Vere, Verena, Verene, Verica, Verina, Verine, Verinka, Verka, Verla, Verlene, Verochka, Veroshka, Veruschka and Verushka.
Vera is a very popular first name for females (#218 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1769 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Vera for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Vera and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lavera, Vera, Verda, Verdie, Verla and Veronica. (2014 statistics).
Vera is also pronounced similarly to Varya. Other suggested 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 commonly used than Vera.
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