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Vera name meaning

Last Name
34k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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What does the name Vera mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Vera

User Submitted Origins

Russian
66%
English
21%
Serbian
5%
Spanish
3%
Latin
3%
Albanian
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Canada says the name Vera means "Faith, truth, belief" and is of Russian origin.
  2. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Vera means "True faith in God" and is of Russian origin.
  3. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Vera means "Truth in greek language or faith in Russian language".
  4. According to a user from Serbia, the name Vera is of Serbian origin and means "Faith,true".
  5. 5 people from all over the world agree the name Vera is of Russian origin and means "Faith".
  6. According to 2 people from Greece, the name Vera is of Russian origin and means "Love to God".
  7. 3 submissions from all over the world agree the name Vera means "Truth".
  8. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Vera means "A lovely looking lady" and is of Russian origin.
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Vera is of Latin origin and means "True".
  10. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Vera is of Russian origin and means "Belief".
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Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ве́ра (Véra, “faith”). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera (“true”).

  1. A female given name from Russian.

From Spanish

  1. A surname​ of Spanish origin.

    Vera was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, and Tagalog

    Notable Persons Named Vera

    Notable Persons Named Vera

    Vera Farmiga

    She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Vera was given the name Vera Ann Farmiga on August 6th, 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey, U.S.

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    Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield was a country and pop actress, singer, playboy playmate, nightclub entertainer, and model. Her career lasted from 1954 to 1967. Jayne was given the name Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19th, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Jayne is also known as Vera Jayne Peers and Vera Palmer. She breathed her last breath on June 29th, 1967.

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    Mindy Kaling

    Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian, writer, executive producer, production assistant, and director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Mindy was given the name Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24th, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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    Věra Čáslavská

    Věra Čáslavská is a gymnast. Věra was born on May 3rd, 1942 in Prague.

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    Dame Vera Lynn

    Dame Vera Lynn is a traditional pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to present. Dame was given the name Vera Margaret Welch on March 20th, 1917 in East Ham, Essex, England. Dame is also known as Welch and Vera Margaret.

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    Vera Miles

    Vera Miles is an actress. She was most active from 1950 to 1950. Vera was given the name Vera June Ralston on August 23rd, 1929 in Boise City, Oklahoma, U.S.

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    • Vera Wang
      Fashion Designer
    • Vera-Ellen
      Dancer
    • Vera Rubin
      Scientist
    • Vera Zvonareva
      Tennis Player
    • Vera Brezhneva
      Singing
    • Veruschka
      Model
    • Vera May Atkins
      Soe F Section Intelligence Officer
    • Věra Chytilová
      Film Director
    • Charlee
      Musician
    • Věra Jourová
      European Commissioner for Justice
    • Vera Ralston
      Figure Skater
    • Vera Baird
      For Northumbria
    • Véra Nabokov
      Editing
    • Véra Clouzot

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Vera

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Vera

    Brandon Vera

    Brandon Vera is a martial artist. Brandon was born on October 10th, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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    Billy Vera

    Billy Vera is a rhythm, blues, pop music, and rock music singing, songwriter, actor, and music history. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1962. Billy was given the name William Patrick McCord on May 28th, 1944 in Riverside, California. Billy is also known as William McCord Jr..

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    Bryan Vera

    Bryan was born on December 28th, 1981 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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    JC de Vera

    JC de Vera is an actor, presenter, model (people), testimonial, host, model, and endorser. He has been prominent since 2003. JC was given the name John Carlo de Vera on March 10th, 1986 in Manila.

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    Francisco Vera

    Francisco Vera is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Club Rubio Ñu, S.L. Benfica B, and Paraguay men's national under-17 football team. Francisco was born on May 21st, 1994 in Minga Guazú, Paraguay.

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    Joey Vera

    Joey Vera is a heavy metal music, progressive metal, power metal, and thrash metal musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Joey was born on April 24th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Common last names for Vera

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Martin
    • Thompson
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Harris
    • Jackson
    • Clark
    • Hall
    • Nelson

    Common first names for Vera

    • Maria
    • Jose
    • Manuel
    • Juan
    • Luis
    • Antonio
    • J
    • Carmen
    • Ramon
    • Jesus
    • Rosa
    • Pedro
    • Frank
    • Guadalupe
    • A

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Vera U.S.
      White 7.12% 64.26%
      African American 0.59% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.22% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 91.02% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Vera

    People with the last name Vera are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Vera

  1. What name lists does Vera rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Vera? Vera is the 507th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vera was the 1,031st most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Vera have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,791 babies born with the first name Vera in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vera to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Vera? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 48 new born babies.
  5. When was Vera first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vera is Monday, April 4th, 1870.
  6. What year had the most people named Vera born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vera was in 1918 with a total of 3,923 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vera!
  7. Random Vera Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vera ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 120 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1915.
  8. Weird things about the name Vera: The name spelled backwards is Arev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Evra. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Vera? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,674 people with the last name Vera.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vera? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Vera as their last name.
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