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Baby name Vera


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.

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

Nicknames for Vera

Vera evokes feelings of joy and laughter and should be accompanied by a silly nickname full of personality. If you're looking for a nickname for the Vera in your life, we've compiled a list to help get you started and inspired.

  • Vee
  • Verka
  • Era
  • RaRa
  • VeeVee
  • Eevee

Vera Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Vera is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

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

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spellings for Vera

  • Viera
  • Vjera

Vera Name Popularity

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.

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Great Middle Names for 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 Named Vera

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