The name Vera is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "faith". Vera is ranked #278 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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 without the hyphen) was a dancing partner of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.