Veronica

First Name
217k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
658
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page
Top Celebrities That Influenced Baby Names
Can you guess who ranks #1? Click each list to find out

How to Pronounce Veronica

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Texas, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from California, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Florida, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Canada
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Connecticut, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Veronica?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Veronica mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Veronica

"Veronica" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Bringing Victory". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ve*ron"i*ca
Senses
  1. A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle.
  2. [Bot] A genus of scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell.

Note: ☞ Several herbaceous species are common in both Europe and America, most of which have small blue flowers. A few shrubby species from New Zealand are sometimes found in cultivation.

Etymology: [LL.; -- so called from Veronica, a woman who, according to an old legend, as Christ was carrying the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an impression of his countenance; Veronica is fr. MGr. Beroni`kh, fr. Macedonian Bereni`kh, for Gr. Fereni`kh, literally, carrying off victory, victorious

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any plant of the genus Veronica
Wiktionary

Latin form of Berenice, from Ancient Greek Φερενίκη (Phereníkē). Influenced by the Church Latin phrase vera icon "true image" associated with the legend of Saint Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus on the way to Calvary.

  1. A female given name.

Veronica was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Veronica

Veronica Lake was an actress. Her career lasted from 1939 to 1954. Veronica was given the name Constance Frances Marie Ockelman on November 14th, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Veronica is also known as Constance Keane and Connie Keane. She left this life on July 7th, 1973.

Popularity:

Veronica was given the name Robin Carol Simpson on November 23rd, 1972 in Rowlett, Texas, U.S.

Popularity:

Veronica Sinclair is a comics character.

Popularity:

Veronica Cartwright is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1958. Veronica was given the name Veronica A. Cartwright on April 20th, 1949 in Bristol, England, U.K.

Popularity:

Veronica Lodge is a fictional character.

Popularity:

Ronnie Spector is a rock music, pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1959. Ronnie was given the name Veronica Yvette Bennett on August 10th, 1943 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Veronica

Saint Veronica was a saint. Saint was born in 1 in Caesarea Philippi or Jerusalem, Judea. She passed away in 1.

Popularity:

Mayra Verónica is a model, actress, singer, recording artist, tv personality, and model (people). Mayra was given the name Mayra Verónica Aruca Rodríguez on August 20th, 1980 in Havana, Cuba.

Popularity:

Veronica is a bhangra (music), music of punjab, filmi, hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Veronica was born in Belfast.

Popularity:

Nina was given the name Elizabeth Margaret Veronica in 1911 in New York City. She died on February 21st, 1971.

Popularity:

Master was born in 1400. He left this life in 1420.

Popularity:

Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2012. Bisi was given the name Bisi Komolafe Veronica in 1986 in Ibadan. She passed away on December 31st, 2012.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 14 0
1881 15 15 0
1882 24 24 0
1883 29 29 0
1884 28 28 0
1885 34 34 0
1886 26 26 0
1887 35 35 0
1888 59 59 0
1889 60 60 0
1890 82 82 0
1891 85 85 0
1892 112 112 0
1893 102 102 0
1894 113 113 0
1895 153 153 0
1896 145 145 0
1897 155 155 0
1898 216 216 0
1899 182 182 0
1900 218 218 0
1901 199 199 0
1902 217 217 0
1903 175 175 0
1904 203 203 0
1905 217 217 0
1906 216 216 0
1907 257 257 0
1908 286 286 0
1909 270 270 0
1910 314 314 0
1911 353 353 0
1912 552 552 0
1913 615 615 0
1914 767 767 0
1915 914 914 0
1916 981 976 5
1917 1,038 1,038 0
1918 1,122 1,117 5
1919 1,047 1,047 0
1920 1,039 1,039 0
1921 1,074 1,074 0
1922 1,028 1,028 0
1923 945 945 0
1924 954 954 0
1925 826 826 0
1926 782 782 0
1927 777 777 0
1928 695 695 0
1929 603 603 0
1930 638 638 0
1931 578 578 0
1932 563 563 0
1933 448 448 0
1934 453 453 0
1935 458 458 0
1936 418 418 0
1937 534 534 0
1938 543 543 0
1939 512 512 0
1940 566 566 0
1941 837 837 0
1942 1,260 1,253 7
1943 1,240 1,240 0
1944 1,137 1,137 0
1945 1,034 1,034 0
1946 1,206 1,206 0
1947 1,353 1,353 0
1948 1,483 1,478 5
1949 1,424 1,424 0
1950 1,387 1,387 0
1951 1,473 1,473 0
1952 1,574 1,574 0
1953 1,619 1,614 5
1954 1,640 1,640 0
1955 1,716 1,716 0
1956 1,826 1,817 9
1957 1,945 1,940 5
1958 2,169 2,169 0
1959 2,297 2,289 8
1960 2,436 2,429 7
1961 2,739 2,730 9
1962 3,002 2,994 8
1963 3,024 3,014 10
1964 3,072 3,059 13
1965 3,080 3,073 7
1966 3,109 3,093 16
1967 3,181 3,174 7
1968 3,020 3,011 9
1969 3,458 3,448 10
1970 3,512 3,491 21
1971 3,442 3,427 15
1972 3,582 3,566 16 #82 girl name
1973 4,177 4,151 26 #71 girl name
1974 4,248 4,228 20 #71 girl name
1975 4,094 4,059 35 #72 girl name
1976 4,047 4,023 24 #68 girl name
1977 3,885 3,856 29 #73 girl name
1978 3,964 3,937 27 #73 girl name
1979 4,099 4,063 36 #76 girl name
1980 4,410 4,381 29 #70 girl name
1981 4,346 4,315 31 #68 girl name
1982 4,174 4,146 28 #70 girl name
1983 4,095 4,069 26 #68 girl name
1984 4,044 4,010 34 #70 girl name
1985 3,921 3,877 44 #72 girl name
1986 3,617 3,577 40 #77 girl name
1987 3,630 3,616 14 #80 girl name
1988 3,545 3,525 20 #83 girl name
1989 3,760 3,712 48 #85 girl name
1990 3,603 3,587 16 #96 girl name
1991 3,467 3,440 27 #100 girl name
1992 3,453 3,440 13 #95 girl name
1993 3,106 3,093 13
1994 2,951 2,941 10
1995 2,608 2,598 10
1996 2,749 2,744 5
1997 2,543 2,543 0
1998 2,637 2,632 5
1999 2,834 2,829 5
2000 2,355 2,355 0
2001 2,085 2,085 0
2002 1,912 1,907 5
2003 1,834 1,834 0
2004 1,773 1,767 6
2005 1,679 1,679 0
2006 1,628 1,623 5
2007 1,484 1,477 7
2008 1,326 1,326 0
2009 1,170 1,170 0
2010 1,106 1,106 0
2011 1,113 1,113 0
2012 1,019 1,019 0
2013 963 963 0
2014 871 871 0
2015 889 889 0
2016 801 801 0

Explain the Trends

Do you know what increased the popularity of Veronica or caused it to decline? Let us know below

Where is the name Veronica popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Veronica as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Veronica as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in New Mexico, Texas, or Arizona.

Popularity of Veronica as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Veronica as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, California, or Illinois.

Common last names for Veronica

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Kelly
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Sullivan
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Ryan
  • Obrien
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Murray

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Veronica U.S.
  White 17.48% 64.26%
  African American 3.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 77.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Veronica

People with the last name Veronica are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Veronica

  • How Popular is the name Veronica? Veronica is the 342nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Veronica was the 34,427th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Veronica have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 217,356 babies born with the first name Veronica in the United States. That's more than enough people named Veronica to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Veronica? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Veronica first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Veronica is Wednesday, December 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Veronica born? The highest recorded use of the first name Veronica was in 1980 with a total of 4,381 babies. That's a lot of babies named Veronica!
  • Random Veronica Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Veronica ranks 46th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 49 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Veronica: Your name in reverse order is Acinorev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecvraoin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Veronica? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 658 people with the last name Veronica.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Veronica? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Veronica as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Veronicas Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Veronica

Name poster for Veronica(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.