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What does Vera mean?

Vera Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: russian, faith (hope), truth, 19th century.


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.

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

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

(male) Vero, Veva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vera Laura (V.L.), ..

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)

Vera reached its apex rank of #65 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #312 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Vera (#312 from current records) are Veronica (#368 from current records), Guinevere (#1336), 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%, 73.7%).

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.

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