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Popularity
< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Vela

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Vigilant, Watchful
  • #11038 All Time
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How popular is the name "Vela" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1888660
1890550
1893550
1894550
1895550
1896550
1897880
189810100
1899550
190011110
1901880
1902880
1903880
190411110
190516160
1906770
190712120
190813130
190914140
191013130
191113130
191215150
191316160
191425250
191538380
191620200
191717170
191821210
191927270
192022220
192115150
192218180
192325250
192421210
192518180
192615150
192719190
192818180
1929990
193015150
193114140
1932880
193312120
193414140
1935880
193610100
1937770
1938770
1939990
1940660
1941660
1942880
1943660
1945660
1946660
1947990
1949660
1950770
1951990
195412120
1957660
1959660
1960660
1961770
1963660
1964880
1967550
1970550
1998550
2007770
2009550
201015150
201112120
201210100
201312120
201416160

Want to know about the populiarty of Vela? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 863 babies born with the name Vela in the United States. That's more than enough Velas to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Vela" was in 1915 with a total of 38 babies.

According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vela" is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1915. Across the entire United States a total of only 38 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Vela" mean? The list below shows the origins of Vela as well as things modernly associated with the name Vela such as celebrities named Vela.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Vela

The name "Vela" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Vigilant, Watchful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Alev". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Avle". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Vela born Aug 16, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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