What does Veronica mean?
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.
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.
Veronica▼ has 1 more relation via Berenice: Berenisa.Kreatif forms:
(female) Veronina, Veronira, ..
(male) Veronce, Veronivan, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Veronica for girls. Veronica reached its apex rank of #70 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #375 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Veronica (#375 from recent data) are Vera (#367 from recent data), Veronika (#1905), Vernice, Verona, 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 (#1742, ▼89.6%), with forms like Bernice going out of style.
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.