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What does Vere mean?

Vere Pronunciation of Vere [vere] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Vere) is of French origin, and the meaning of Vere is "alder". French place name from a Gaulish word. An upper-class surname in England with connotations of nobility due to Tennyson's poem "Lady Clara Vere de Vere" which praises the simple values of simple folk.

Associated with: alder (tree), surname, england, nobility.


Creative forms:
(male) Vare, Vire, ..

(female) Vele, Verie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vere Arnav (V.A.), ..

How popular is Vere?

Vere is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#112365 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Vere entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1314 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dore, Dre, Gere, Gore, Imre, Jere, Jerre, More, Petre, Tore, Tre, Vale, Vane, Verge, Verle, Vern, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verner, Verney, Veryl, Vireo, Virle, Vyrle and Ware. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vere.

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