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< 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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 6 0
1890 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 5 5 0
1895 5 5 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 8 8 0
1898 10 10 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 11 11 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 11 11 0
1905 16 16 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 13 13 0
1911 13 13 0
1912 15 15 0
1913 16 16 0
1914 25 25 0
1915 38 38 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 21 21 0
1919 27 27 0
1920 22 22 0
1921 15 15 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 25 25 0
1924 21 21 0
1925 18 18 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 19 19 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 15 15 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 8 8 0
1933 12 12 0
1934 14 14 0
1935 8 8 0
1936 10 10 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 6 6 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 6 6 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 9 9 0
1949 6 6 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 9 9 0
1954 12 12 0
1957 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 7 7 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 8 8 0
1967 5 5 0
1970 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0
2007 7 7 0
2009 5 5 0
2010 15 15 0
2011 12 12 0
2012 10 10 0
2013 12 12 0
2014 16 16 0

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 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Vela" is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of only 25 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Vela popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Vela in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

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 vision, few can share.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for lucky, who is more?

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Alev". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lave". 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 Feb 8, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1450. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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