Vera Origin and Meaning

The name Vera is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "faith".

Vera was the height of fashion in 1910, then was for a long time difficult to picture embroidered on a baby blanket. Now, though, it has come back into style 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 without the hyphen) was a dancing partner of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

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Famous People Named Vera

  • VeraEllen (Westmeier Rohe), American actress and dancer
  • Vera Ann FarmigaAmerican actress
  • Vera Lynn (born Vera Margaret Welch)English singer/songwriter/actress
  • Vera WangAmerican fashion designer
  • Vera Miles (born Vera June Ralston)American actress
  • Vera Jayne Palmerbirth name of American actress Jayne Mansfield
  • Vera BrittainEnglish writer and feminist
  • Vera Mindy Chokalingambirth name of actress Mindy Kaling
  • Vera RubinAmerican astronomer
  • Vera MatovicYugoslavian singer
  • Vera CaslavskaCzech Olympic gymnast
  • Vera Bluebirth name Celia Pavey, Australian singer,songwriter
  • Vera BrosgolCartoonist and author
  • Vera Evgenieva Aldonina (b. 2006)daughter of actress Yulia Nachalova and footballer Evgeni Aldonin
  • Vera Lillian Beatrix Yip (b. 2011)daughter of American interior designer Vern Yip
  • Vera Valdés Cardona (b. 2013)daughter of footballer Victor Valdés and model Yolanda Cardona
  • Vera Yevgenyeva Tsyganova (b. 2015)daughter of actors Irina Leonova and Yevgeny Tsyganov
  • Vera Alexandrovna Terekhova (b. 2015)daughter of singer Tatiana Naynik and actor Alexander Terekhov
  • Elisabeth Vera RositsanLithuanian rhythmic gymnast
  • Vera PauwDutch soccer coach

Vera in Pop Culture

  • Vera Elizabeth Claythornecharacter in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"
  • VeraJayne Cobb's gun on TV's "Firefly"
  • Vera Bradleyfashion bag brand
  • Vera Batescharacter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Vera Mishamcharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Veracharacter in "The Water Wars" by Cameron Stracher
  • "Vera" song by Pink Floyd
  • Vera PetersonNorm's wife on TV's "Cheers"
  • Veracharacter in movie "Home Alone 4"
  • Veracharacter in movie At the devil's door
  • Vera Whiteferncharacter in book My Sweet Audrina
  • Veracharacter in movie "Hi,Line"
  • Vera Charlescharacter from book/movie "Auntie Mame"
  • "Vera Drake" 2004 film and its main character
  • Vera Brittaincharacter in the movie "Testament of Youth"
  • Vera Vertospell from Harry Potter that turns an animal into a water goblet
  • Vera RossakoffRussian Countess character in Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
  • Vera Kuriginacharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Vera Dietzmain character in novel 'Please Ignore Vera Dietz' by A.S. King
  • Vera Devinishcharacter in TV's "House of Anubis"
  • Vera Stanhopemain character of Ann Cleeves's detective series and the Vera crime drama TV series
  • Vera Donovancharacter in Stephen King's "Dolores Claiborne"
  • Vera Oberlincharacter in "Monster Prom"
  • Vera Bennettcharacter in “Wentworth”
  • Vera "Granny Rags" Moraycharacter in the video game Dishonored
  • Vera Stonecharacter in Netflix's "The Order"