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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is a Slavic expression meaning "Faith."
This girl's name is used in German, Dutch, English, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Czech, Bulgarian, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
Nickname For: Guinevere and Veronica
Nicknames: Verdie and Verica
Variant Forms: Lavera, Verda, Verdell, Verla and Verlene
The name Vera ranked 218th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Vera is also a Latin word meaning ''truth,'' which probably influences the use of the name in countries where languages based on Latin are spoken.
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