Vera

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See also: vera, verá, and Věra

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.
    • 1880 Ouida, Moths, Elibron.com (2001), ISBN 1402174977, page 51:
      Good night, my Vera. Mind, I shall always call you Vera. It sounds so Russian and nice, and is much prettier than Vere.
    • 1953 Eric Linklater, The House of Gair, J.Cape, page 214:
      I killed Vera Cross - - - .I had known her for about three months, and never ceased to wonder if her parents, when they gave her a name, had been totally illiterate or wilfully blasphemous.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A surname of Spanish origin.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Вера (Vera).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Вера (Vera) in the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Вера (Vera).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1876. From Russian Вера (Vera).

Proper noun[edit]

Vera f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of The Russian female given name Вера (Vera).

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Vera was the only given name of 8331 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Вера (Vera) in the 1880s.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian Вера (Vera) in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Vera

  1. A female given name.