What does Veronica mean?
Veronica \v(e)-roni-ca, ver(o)-nica\ as a girls' name is pronounced ver-RON-ni-kah. Saint Veronica (17th century) was an Italian mystic and saint. She was said to have offered Jesus a cloth to wipe his face as he faltered on his way to crucifixion. She obtained a miraculous "true image" (in Latin "a vera icon") of Jesus' face on the cloth. Also variant of Bernice (Greek) "bringer of victory". The name first appeared in Britain in the 17th century, and spread beyond Catholic families in the 19th century. Actress Veronica Lake.
Veronica▼ has 32 variants: Rana, Ranna, Roni, Ronica, Ronika, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnica, Ronnie▼, Ronny, Veera, Veira, Vera, Veranica, Veranique, Verinique, Vernice▼, Vernicka, Vernika, Verohnica, Verohnicca, Verona▼, Veronice, Veronicka, Veronika, Veronike, Veroniqua, Veronique, Veronka, Veronqua and Vonnie.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Nike.
Veronica▼ has 33 more related variations via Bernice: Barri, Barrie, Barry, Benni, Beranice, Beraniece, Beranyce, Berenice▼, Bereniece, Berenyce, Bernee, Berneece, Berneice▼, Bernelle, Bernetta, Bernette, Berni, Bernicia, Bernie, Berniece▼, Bernisha, Berniss, Bernita, Berny, Bernyce, Berri, Berrie, Berry, Binnie, Bunni, Bunnie, Bunny and Nixie.
Veronica is a very popular first name for women (#158 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#39824 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Veronica for girls. Veronica reached its apex rank of #68 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #375 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Veronica (#375 last year) are Vera (#367 last year), Vonnie, Vernice, Verona, Ronnie, Ronna, Bernice, Berneice, Berniece, Bernita, Roni and Berenice. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3763%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0968%, down 74.3%), with forms like Veronica, Berniece, Berenice, Berneice and Ronnie falling out of style. Vera (#367) is the most chic girl name in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in usage. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Veronica and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)