Meaning:faith; true


Pronunciation:veer ra

Variations:Veera, Viera

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About Vera

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Vera is one of those old-fashioned historical names that are not as popular in modern times. However, it has a lovely ring to it and would be a good choice for parents looking for something more obscure.

Detailed Meaning

Vera is a Russian name meaning ‘faith,’ but also draws similarities to the Latin ‘veras’ meaning ‘true.’ The name Vera peaked in UK popularity in the 1920s.

Famous People With This Name

Vera Farmiga is an American actress best known for her role in “Up in the Air.” Vera Brittain was an English nurse and novelist, most famous for her World War I memoir, “Testament of Youth.” Vera Lynn was a famous English singer whose songs were very popular during World War II.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nickname options for Vera include Ver or Rah rah.

Related Names

Vera can also be spelt Veera and Viera.

Stories Featuring This Name

Vera Duckworth is a character in the British soap opera, “Coronation Street.” Vera Peterson is a character on the long running sitcom, “Cheers.” Vera is one of the many character’s in Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel, “War and Peace.”

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