Vera is a Russian baby girl’s name that means “fair”. Vera was popular in the 1910’s and 20’s and has been making a comeback since 2009. The name Vera is classic and very pretty which makes it a good choice for any parent.

Meaning of the name Vera:

Russian: fair
Latin: true

Origin of the name Vera:

Vera is a Russian girl’s name meaning “fair”. Vera has also been linked to the Latin term “verus” which means “true”.

Symbolism of the name Vera:

Vera is a genus of succulent plants, most notably the aloe vera. Aloe vera is called the “plant of immortality” and symbolizes good health and protection. Cleopatra herself used aloe vera to keep her skin healthy.

Baby name Vera

Style of the name Vera:


Gender of the name Vera:

Vera is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Vera:

VEE-rə, VEHR-ə (English), VYEH-rə (Russian), VEH-ra (German, Dutch)

Number of syllables in the name Vera:


Emotion evoked from the name Vera:

Vera evokes feelings of joy and laughter.

Alternative spellings for the name Vera:

Viera, Vjera

Nicknames for the name Vera:

  • Vee
  • Verka

Popularity of the name Vera:

According to the Social Security Administration, Vera is a baby girl’s name that was in the top 100 baby names until 1929. The name fell in popularity until 2009 and has been steadily rising since then.

Related names for the name Vera:

Great middle names for the name Vera and their meanings:

  • Edith (prosperous in war)
  • Winifred (blessed peacemaking)
  • Beatrice (she who brings happiness or blessed)
  • Eloise (healthy, wide)
  • Adeline (noble)
  • Aurelia (the golden one)
  • Genevieve (tribe woman)
  • Helene (bright, shining one)
  • Diane (divine)
  • Dominique (belonging to a lord)

Famous people with the name Vera:

  • Vera Wang (American fashion designer)
  • Vera Ann Farmiga (American actress)
  • Vera Lynn (English singer/songwriter/actress)
  • Vera Brittain (English writer and feminist)

Veras in popular culture:

  • Vera Claythorne (Agatha Christie's “And Then There Were None”)
  • Vera (television, “Firefly”)
  • Vera Bradley (fashion bag brand)
  • Vera Bates (television, “Downton Abbey”)
  • Vera Misham (video game, “Ace Attorney”)