Vera - Meaning of Vera
The name Vera is widely used; it has 35 variations that are used in English and other languages. Variations of Vera used in English include Lavera, Vara, Vareena, Varena, Veira, Verah, Verda, Verdell, Vere, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verla, Verlene, Verra, Vjera, Vyra, and Weera. The diminutive Verdie is another English variation.
Foreign variations include Veera (Finnish), Verasha (Russian), Verinka (Russian), Verusya (Russian), Viera (Czech), Vira (Ukrainian), Wera (German, Polish, and Scandinavian), Wiara (Polish), Wiera (Polish), Wiercia (Polish), and Wierka (Polish). Specific foreign variations include the diminutives Verica (Slavic), Verka (Czech and Russian), Verochka (Russian), and Veruska (Czech).
Both the origin and meaning of Vera is inherited by all variant forms.
In addition, Vera is a diminutive (Czech, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic) of the name Guinevere (English and French).
Vera is also a diminutive (Czech, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic) of the name Veronica (English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish).
Vera is a popular baby girl name, and it is also viewed as trendy. At the modest peak of its usage in 1906, 0.346% of baby girls were given the name Vera. It had a ranking of #68 then. The baby name has steeply declined in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.068% and its ranking #257, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Out of all girl names in its family, Vera was the most popular. In 2018, Vera was 43% more popular than the subsequent ranked name, Veronica.
† English pronunciation for Vera: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Vera is Jayne Mansfield, Actress, born Vera Jayne Palmer 19 April 1933 - 29 June 1967, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.