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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, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1769 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Vera for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Vera name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Vera and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vera (#367), Veronica (#375), Verla, Verdie, Lavera and Verda. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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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