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What does Veronica mean?

Veronica Pronunciation of Veronica [veron-i-ca] as a girls' name is pronounced ver-RON-ni-kah. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Veronica is "victory bringer". Variant of Berenice, influenced by Latin vera icon "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" of Jesus' face on the cloth. The name first appeared in Britain in the 17th century, and spread beyond Catholic families in the 19th century. Actress Veronica Lake.

Associated with: greek, victory, true, saint, 17th century, britain (england), 19th century, lake (river).


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.

Related girl names: Bernice and Nike.

1 more relation via Berenice: Berenisa.

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Middle name pairings:
Veronica Xitlali (V.X.), ..

How popular is Veronica?

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)

Veronica reached its apex rank of #70 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #368 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Veronica (#368 from recent data) are Vera (#312 from recent data), Vernice, Verona, Veronika, Vonnie, Ronnie, Rana, Bernice, Roni, Ronna, Ronni and Berenice. Adoption of these forms of Veronica was common during the years 1910-1919 (average #1186) and is now much reduced (#1744, 88.1%), with forms like Bernice going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Veronica, Berenice, Bernice, Rana, Roni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ronna, Ronni, Ronnie, Vera, Vernice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Verona, Veronika, Vonnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aerica, Begonia, Beonca, Beranice, Bernicia, Bernina, Bernita, Beyonca, Bronia, Denica, Derica, Derrica, Donica, Eroica, Fronia, Gerica, Gerrica, Heroica, Jenica, Jennica, Jerica, Jerona, Jerrica, Lamonica, Leonia, Merona, Monica, Nenica, Nennica (see Neneca), Nerolia (see Nerola), Petronia, Petronija (see Petra), Sedonia, Serofina, Terenia, Terica, Terosina, Tonica, Valonia, Varenka, Varinka, Varona, Veedonia (see Vidonia), Veenia, Venia, Venice, Venicia, Venita, Vennice, Vennisa, Verbeina (see Verbena), Verbina, Verena, Verginia, Verica, Verina, Verinka (see Vera), Verita, Verna, Verneta (see Verna), Vernie, Vernis, Vernise, Vernisha, Vernita, Verochka, Veron, Verone, Veroshka, Verowna (see Verona), Veryna, Vidonia and Vinica. These names tend to be less commonly used than Veronica.

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