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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Veer

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  • A user from Delaware, United States says the name Veer is of Unknown origin and means "Brave".
  • According to a user from India, the name Veer is of English origin and means "Gift of gog".
  • A user from India says the name Veer is of Hindu origin and means "Gift of mom".
  • According to a user from Spain, the name Veer is of Hindi origin and means "Brave".
Other origins: Indian (Sanskrit)

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Veer
To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north.

Etymology: F. virercf. Sp. virar birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf. Ferrule). Cf. Environ

verb Veer
To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Shift to a clockwise direction ("the wind veered")
  2. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly ("The motorbike veered to the right")

Borrowing from Middle Dutch vieren (“to slacken”).

Borrowing from Middle French virer.

  1. A turn or swerve; an instance of veering.

    veer was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Dutch Low Saxon, Estonian, German Low German, Old French, and Old Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Veer

    He left this life in 1857.


    Veer was born on May 3rd, 1992 in Nalanda.


    Veer was born on January 10th, 1939 in Varanasi. He breathed his last breath on March 13th, 2013.


    Veer was born in 1792 in Gurdaspur. He passed away in 1842.



    Veer was born in 1949 in Rajasthan.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Veer

    Cristobal Tapia de Veer is a film scores, electronic, classical, pop, film score, electronic music, classical music, and pop music composer. Cristobal was born in Santiago. Cristobal is also known as Cristo.


    Kelly van der Veer is a pop music and children's music reality television and music artist (occupation). She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1997 to present. Kelly was given the name Ferry van der Veer on May 6th, 1980 in Hilversum, Netherlands.


    Peter was born in 1953.


    Frank Van der Veer was a visual effects artist. His career lasted from 1950 to 1982. Frank was born on June 2nd, 1921. He breathed his last breath on January 7th, 1982.


    Willard Van der Veer was a cinematographer. He was most active from 1930 to 1963. Willard was born on August 23rd, 1894. He died on June 16th, 1963.


    Laura J. van 't Veer is a in the field of medicine.


    How popular is the baby name Veer in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1997 10 0 10
    2000 6 0 6
    2001 6 0 6
    2002 12 0 12
    2003 7 0 7
    2004 22 0 22
    2005 44 0 44
    2006 44 0 44
    2007 57 0 57
    2008 59 0 59
    2009 94 0 94
    2010 112 0 112
    2011 121 0 121
    2012 138 0 138
    2013 113 0 113
    2014 110 0 110
    2015 111 0 111
    2016 143 0 143
    2017 146 0 146

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    Popularity of Veer as a first name

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    Common first names for Veer

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Veer U.S.
      White 85.26% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.56% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Veer

    People with the last name Veer are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Veer

    • How Popular is the name Veer? Veer is the 8,713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Veer was the 76,533rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Veer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,355 babies born with the first name Veer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Veer to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Veer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Veer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Veer is Sunday, September 26th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Veer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Veer was in 2017 with a total of 146 babies.
    • Random Veer Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Veer is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 36 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Veer: Your name in reverse order is Reev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vree. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Veer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 251 people with the last name Veer.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Veer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Veer as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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