Meaning and name origin
Veronica \v(e)-roni-ca, ver(o)-nica\ as a girl's name is pronounced ver-RON-ni-kah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Veronica is "true image". 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 variant forms: 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 information, see also the related girl name Nike.
Veronica is a very popular first name for females (#158 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Veronica for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Veronica and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vera (#367), Veronica (#375), Vernice, Verona, Vonnie, Ronnie, Bernice, Roni and Ronna. (2014 statistics).