Vera

First Name
139k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
34k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Vera mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Vera

"Vera" is a name of Russian origin, and it means "Faith". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ве́ра (Véra, “faith”). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera (“true”).

  1. A female given name.

From Spanish

  1. A surname​ of Spanish origin.

    Vera was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Vera

    She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Vera was given the name Vera Ann Farmiga on August 6th, 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey, U.S.

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    Jayne Mansfield was a country and pop actress, singer, playboy playmate, nightclub entertainer, and model. Her career lasted from 1954 to 1967. Jayne was given the name Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19th, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Jayne is also known as Vera Jayne Peers and Vera Palmer. She breathed her last breath on June 29th, 1967.

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    Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian, writer, executive producer, production assistant, and director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Mindy was given the name Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24th, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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    Věra Čáslavská is a gymnast. Věra was born on May 3rd, 1942 in Prague.

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    Dame Vera Lynn is a traditional pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to present. Dame was given the name Vera Margaret Welch on March 20th, 1917 in East Ham, Essex, England. Dame is also known as Welch and Vera Margaret.

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    Vera Miles is an actress. She was most active from 1950 to 1950. Vera was given the name Vera June Ralston on August 23rd, 1929 in Boise City, Oklahoma, U.S.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Vera

    Brandon Vera is a martial artist. Brandon was born on October 10th, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

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    Billy Vera is a rhythm, blues, pop music, and rock music singing, songwriter, actor, and music history. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1962. Billy was given the name William Patrick McCord on May 28th, 1944 in Riverside, California. Billy is also known as William McCord Jr..

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    Bryan was born on December 28th, 1981 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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    JC de Vera is an actor, presenter, model (people), testimonial, host, model, and endorser. He has been prominent since 2003. JC was given the name John Carlo de Vera on March 10th, 1986 in Manila.

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    Francisco Vera is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, Club Rubio Ñu, S.L. Benfica B, and Paraguay men's national under-17 football team. Francisco was born on May 21st, 1994 in Minga Guazú, Paraguay.

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    Joey Vera is a heavy metal music, progressive metal, power metal, and thrash metal musician and songwriter. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Joey was born on April 24th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 48 48 0
    1881 48 48 0
    1882 67 67 0
    1883 77 77 0
    1884 91 91 0
    1885 124 124 0
    1886 167 167 0
    1887 167 167 0
    1888 263 263 0
    1889 313 313 0
    1890 393 393 0
    1891 426 426 0 #98 girl name
    1892 486 486 0 #98 girl name
    1893 534 534 0 #90 girl name
    1894 618 618 0 #85 girl name
    1895 729 729 0 #77 girl name
    1896 675 675 0 #81 girl name
    1897 782 776 6 #73 girl name
    1898 875 875 0 #73 girl name
    1899 864 864 0 #69 girl name
    1900 1,024 1,024 0 #76 girl name
    1901 860 860 0 #73 girl name
    1902 947 947 0 #73 girl name
    1903 899 899 0 #75 girl name
    1904 993 993 0 #70 girl name
    1905 1,053 1,053 0 #71 girl name
    1906 1,091 1,083 8 #68 girl name
    1907 1,158 1,152 6 #68 girl name
    1908 1,211 1,204 7 #68 girl name
    1909 1,242 1,242 0 #67 girl name
    1910 1,351 1,346 5 #71 girl name
    1911 1,516 1,510 6 #67 girl name
    1912 1,974 1,974 0 #68 girl name
    1913 2,217 2,209 8 #68 girl name
    1914 2,692 2,683 9 #68 girl name
    1915 3,466 3,460 6 #65 girl name
    1916 3,637 3,622 15 #66 girl name
    1917 3,724 3,714 10 #66 girl name
    1918 3,934 3,923 11 #68 girl name
    1919 3,857 3,848 9 #65 girl name
    1920 3,795 3,785 10 #75 girl name
    1921 3,639 3,631 8 #76 girl name
    1922 3,518 3,509 9 #79 girl name
    1923 3,386 3,376 10 #82 girl name
    1924 3,491 3,476 15 #85 girl name
    1925 3,294 3,282 12 #86 girl name
    1926 3,156 3,151 5 #84 girl name
    1927 2,955 2,940 15 #89 girl name
    1928 2,864 2,843 21 #92 girl name
    1929 2,565 2,549 16 #99 girl name
    1930 2,505 2,492 13
    1931 2,171 2,160 11
    1932 2,036 2,023 13
    1933 1,879 1,865 14
    1934 1,845 1,837 8
    1935 1,829 1,813 16
    1936 1,517 1,511 6
    1937 1,516 1,498 18
    1938 1,412 1,412 0
    1939 1,424 1,411 13
    1940 1,328 1,322 6
    1941 1,276 1,266 10
    1942 1,324 1,317 7
    1943 1,272 1,266 6
    1944 1,186 1,186 0
    1945 1,143 1,143 0
    1946 1,207 1,207 0
    1947 1,223 1,218 5
    1948 1,149 1,149 0
    1949 1,114 1,114 0
    1950 1,112 1,112 0
    1951 1,110 1,110 0
    1952 1,092 1,092 0
    1953 1,197 1,191 6
    1954 1,219 1,219 0
    1955 1,169 1,169 0
    1956 1,158 1,152 6
    1957 1,049 1,049 0
    1958 976 976 0
    1959 978 971 7
    1960 901 901 0
    1961 859 859 0
    1962 731 731 0
    1963 711 706 5
    1964 639 639 0
    1965 534 534 0
    1966 454 454 0
    1967 461 461 0
    1968 388 388 0
    1969 355 355 0
    1970 366 366 0
    1971 296 296 0
    1972 253 253 0
    1973 225 225 0
    1974 195 195 0
    1975 219 219 0
    1976 184 184 0
    1977 184 184 0
    1978 164 164 0
    1979 177 177 0
    1980 161 161 0
    1981 164 164 0
    1982 166 166 0
    1983 147 147 0
    1984 127 127 0
    1985 129 129 0
    1986 112 112 0
    1987 108 108 0
    1988 93 93 0
    1989 104 104 0
    1990 100 100 0
    1991 99 99 0
    1992 98 98 0
    1993 103 103 0
    1994 92 92 0
    1995 64 64 0
    1996 80 80 0
    1997 66 66 0
    1998 101 101 0
    1999 64 64 0
    2000 103 103 0
    2001 96 96 0
    2002 103 103 0
    2003 101 101 0
    2004 124 124 0
    2005 154 154 0
    2006 161 161 0
    2007 206 206 0
    2008 252 252 0
    2009 306 306 0
    2010 430 430 0
    2011 573 573 0
    2012 614 614 0
    2013 720 720 0
    2014 889 889 0
    2015 1,051 1,051 0
    2016 1,058 1,058 0
    2017 1,153 1,153 0

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    Popularity of Vera as a first name

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    Popularity of Vera as a last name

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    Common last names for Vera

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Martin
    • Thompson
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Harris
    • Jackson
    • Clark
    • Hall
    • Nelson

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Vera U.S.
      White 7.12% 64.26%
      African American 0.59% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.22% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 91.02% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Vera

    People with the last name Vera are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Vera

    • What name lists does Vera rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Vera? Vera is the 511th most popular name of all time. As a last name Vera was the 1,031st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Vera have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,240 babies born with the first name Vera in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vera to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vera? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 48 new born babies.
    • When was Vera first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vera is Monday, April 4th, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Vera born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vera was in 1918 with a total of 3,923 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vera!
    • Random Vera Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vera ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 16 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1932.
    • Weird things about the name Vera: Your name in reverse order is Arev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reva. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Vera? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,674 people with the last name Vera.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vera? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Vera as their last name.

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    • 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).
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