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Gender: F Meaning of Vera: "faith" Origin of Vera: Russian Vera's Popularity in 2013: #422

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Vera was the height of exotic fashion in 1910, then was for a long time difficult to picture embroidered on a baby blanket. Now, though, some hip parents are beginning to quietly revive it along with other old-fashioned simple names such as Ada and Iris.

Vera was barely known in the English-speaking world until it appeared in the 1860 novel by Ouida, Moths, and Vera Rostov is a character in War and Peace, published nine years later.

Vern Yip has a young daughter called Vera, and Vera Wang and Vera Famiga have modernized it.

Vera Lynn was an iconic British World War II singer, Vera Miles was a Hitchcock star best known for her role as Lila Crane in Psycho and Vera-Ellen (born with out the hyphen) was a dancing partner of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

In the past two years, Vera has moved up almost two hundred places, and looks to be moving even higher. She is currently 422 in the US, 161 on Nameberry, and 25 in Sweden.

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Famous People Named Vera

Vera Ellen, American actress and dancer, "White Christmas"
Vera Farmiga, American actress
Vera Wang, American fashion designer
Vera Miles, American actress
Vera Jayne Palmer, birth name of American actress Jayne Mansfield
Vera Brittain, English writer
Vera Mindy Chokalingam, birth name of actress Mindy Kaling
Vera Rubin, American astronomer
Vera Matovic, Yugoslavian singer
Vera Caslavska, Olympic gold-medalist from former Czechoslovakia
Vera Lynn, British singer/songwriter/actress, "We'll Meet Again"

Pop Culture References for the Name Vera

Vera, name of Jayne Cobb's gun from "Firefly"
Vera Bradley, fashion bag brand
Vera Bates, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Misham, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Vera, "The Water Wars"
"Vera," song by Pink Floyd
Vera Peterson, Norm's wife on Cheers
Vera, from the movie "Home Alone 4"
Vera, character in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"
Vera, from the movie "Hi-Line"
Vera Charles, character from book/movie "Auntie Mame"
"Vera Drake", 2004 British film starring Imelda Staunton
'Simply Vera' & 'Princess Vera Wang', clothing lines by Vera Wang

Verene, Verina, Verine

Vera's International Variations

Verunka, Verushka, Viera (Czech) Veera (Finnish) Verania, Veira, Veranina, Véra, Vérane, Varena, Ver, Vériane, Vreni, Vere (French) Veradis, Veradisia (Latin) Wiercia, Wiera, Wierka (Polish) Vjera, Verasha, Verinka, Verusya, Verka, Verochka (Russian) Verana, Verbena, Verena (Spanish) Wera (Swedish)