What does Veronica mean?
Veronica \v(e)-roni-ca, ver(o)-nica\ as a girls' 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 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 information, 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%) but a unique surname for all people. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Veronica and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Veronica (#375 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Vera (#367 last year), Vonnie, Vernice, Verona, Ronnie, Ronna, Bernice, Berneice, Berniece, Bernita, Roni and Berenice. Adoption of this girl name reached its apex during 1910-1919 and is now much lower, with forms like Veronica, Vernice, Verona, Ronnie and Berniece falling out of style. Vera (#367) is the most chic girl name in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)