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Gender: Female Meaning of Veda: "knowledge" Origin of Veda: Sanskrit Veda's Popularity in 2017: #864

The name Veda is a girl's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "knowledge". Veda is ranked #864 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mystical Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "drop two add one: Girls!".

From the experts:

A name with religious resonance, as the Vedas are the most sacred texts of Hinduism. Outside of that religious context, Veda has the makings of a modern popular name, with its sharp V initial, two syllables, and feminine a ending. This is evidenced by it reentry into the US Top 1000 in 2015, after fifty-five years off the list. Similar names on the rise are Vera and Vada.

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Famous People Named Veda

Veda Ann Borg, American actress
Veda Sastry, Indian actress
Veda Brown, stage name of Mildred Pulliam Whitehorn, American R&B singer
Veda Hille, Canadian singer-songwriter
Veda Krishnamurthy, Indian cricketer
Yoheved "Veda" Kaplinsky, Israeli-American pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Veda

Veda Pierce, daughter and villain in book/film "Mildred Pierce"
Veda, supercomputer in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Veta, Veeda, Vida, Veida, Vedis


livialucille Says:


I wouldn't name my child this, as I am not Hindu, and it would be disrespectful. The name is lovely, however. I've also met a woman named Vedika.

Bojan Says:


In our country Slovenia is not a name, but means knowledge or science.
Like literatury, biology etc.
I don't know everybody in our state, that has that name.

mill1020 Says:



veda Says:


Awesome name :) I get compliments for it all the time! Even from non-Star Wars fans :D

Jo Jo Says:


I adore Veda and would use it in a heartbeat but my husband is not as much a fan. It strikes a note of calm intelligence.

TinyTurtle Says:


I feel like a Star Wars fan would name their daughter this.

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


Yes! I would feel very awkward naming my child after a religious script that I don't believe in, and know next to nothing about!
If you're pronouncing it vay-da though, you can spell it Vada, Vaida, or Vayda :)

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


Yeah, it was Vada there!

Nozomi Says:


Hindu's have their own version of the bible although it is called the Vedas :/ That being said, it kinda ruins the name for me considering I don't like religious names.

Toronto87 Says:


I love this name - doesn't work with my SO's last name though :(

It also reminds me of the cute little girl in My Girl - although I think she spelt it Vada. I prefer the Veda spelling.

_NorthStar_ Says:


I like this name. Its strong, and a little bit exotic. The meaning is gorgeous. Would travel well through life for the wearer. Becoming a new favorite. :)