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Verla is a name that hasn't been popular in the United States since the 1940s, but this old-fashioned moniker with Slavic origins is making a comeback. Its exact history is unknown, though some say it's an alternative version of the name Vera. Either way, it's cute and sweet and pairs well with a variety of classic middle names. Choose it for your little girl if you want a “grandma name” that's not yet worn out but not so unusual that her kindergarten teacher can't pronounce it.

Meaning of the name Verla:

Slavic: Truth
Russian: Faith

Origin of the name Verla:

Verla's exact origins are unknown, though it does have Slavic roots. Some believe it was derived from the Russian name Vera.

Symbolism of the name Verla:

Verla is thought to mean “truth” or “faith,” so some new parents may find it as a symbol of honesty or their own faith or religion.

Style of the name Verla:


Gender of the name Verla:

Verla is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Verla:


Number of syllables in the name Verla:


Emotion evoked from the name Verla:

The baby name Verla evokes images of someone who is practical and logical.

Alternative spellings for the name Verla:

  • Vurla
  • Verlah
  • Vurlah

Nicknames for the name Verla:

Popularity of the name Verla:

According to the Social Security Administration, Verla was a top 1,000 baby name for girls up until 1946. It last ranked at number 892.

Related names for the name Verla:

Great middle names for Verla and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Verla:

  • Verla Brennan (actress)
  • Verla Clemens Insko (politician)

Verlas in popular culture:

  • Verla (character from the “Star Wars” franchise)
  • Verlafrom the video game “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”)
  • Verla Grubbs (character from the soap opera “All My Children”)



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