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Gender: F Meaning of Vela: "shore, coast" Origin of Vela: Sanskrit

The name Vela is a girl's name of Latin, Sanskrit origin meaning "shore, coast". Vela and is often added to user-created lists like Astronomy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Vela is one of those rare names that is at once simple, straightforward, exotic, and unusual, at least in the Western World. Besides being an Indian girls' name, Vela is a Southern sky constellation whose name is Latin for sail.

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Pop Culture References for the name Vela

In Harry Potter: The Veela are a race of semi-human, semi-magical hominids reminiscent of the Sirens of Greek mythology.