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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.


Popularity

Veronica is a very popular first name for females (#158 out of 4276) 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 (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Veronica name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Veronica and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bernice, Roni, Ronna, Ronnie, Vera, Vernice, Verona, Veronica and Vonnie. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernice, Roni, Ronna, Ronnie, Vera, Vernice, Verona, Veronica, Vonnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bernice, Vera, Veronica outside U.S.

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