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Gender: Female Meaning of Veronica: "she who brings victory; true image" Origin of Veronica: Latin alteration of Berenice, also related to Latin phrase vera icon Veronica's Popularity in 2018: #357

Veronica Origin and Meaning

The name Veronica is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "she who brings victory; true image".

The name Veronica projects a triple-threat image: at once saintly, sensuous, and strong.

Veronica was the name of the compassionate woman who wiped Jesus's face when he was on his way to Calvary and whose cloth was miraculously imprinted with his image: she is now the patron saint of photographers.

Then there was Veronica (born Constance) Lake, the peekaboo blonde of the 1940s, and the sultry, dark-haired rival of Betty in the Archie comics. And, more recently, we've had tough teen private eye, Veronica Mars.

Veronica is also the name of an herb with small, bright blue flowers.

Veronica was in the Top 100 from 1972 to 1991, but it might not be too soon for a comeback—sans the dated nickname Ronnie, although hit CW show Riverdale, loosely based on the aforementioned Archie comics, may provide a boost.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #357

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Famous People Named Veronica

Pop Culture References for the name Veronica

Vera, Roni, Ronnee, Ronnica, Verohnicca, Vonnie, Veera, Veranica, Ronica, Ronna, Veroniqua, Ranna, Ronnie, Veira, Ronika, Veranique,

Veronica's International Variations

Verenice, Véronique, Verone (French) Verona, Veronka, Veronika (Czech) Veronike, Berenike (Greek) Weronikia (Polish)

Comments

Raincove Says:

2019-06-07T13:28:38

This is my name! (My account name is an anagram) I think it's a cool name to have. Not common and generic but at the same time not too weird/rare. I like names in the middle that aren't extremely common nor extremely weird, so I'm glad I got given a name that is around the middle mark.

ericakatherine Says:

2018-08-25T14:33:24

Badass and full of character, I don't really think this name is 'pretty' but I love it for the power it evokes. Maybe I associate it too much with the 'Veronica' from saddles club lol. Ronnie and Vera are great nicknames.

kmdharrington Says:

2017-12-29T15:02:27

I know a Veronica who almost exclusively goes by Nica.

bordercollie Says:

2017-08-25T13:10:20

What a delightfully sassy, retro name. I really like girl names with backbone, not all soft like Ellie, Lucy, Hannah, etc. Those are all fine names, but Veronica has a spine, and I love that. I can totally see myself with a smart, strong-willed little Veronica someday.

kmdharrington Says:

2017-01-02T19:25:15

Nika could be a possible, modern nickname for Veronica.

katoolah Says:

2016-11-05T00:43:41

My grandma was Veronica, but always went by Vera, so it definitely works.

Bexmarie Says:

2016-11-04T21:40:32

Loved this name since I was a little girl reading Archie comic books! Veronica, the brunette bombshell, was my favorite! The only problem is I'm no fan of the nickname Ronnie and think it would be inevitable.... I do think Vera, or even Nica would be cute nicknames if those would stick. Any Veronica's with experience?

KOP Says:

2016-09-18T06:43:30

My mother's name is Veronica, she was known by the nn Bonnie as a child.

EW314 Says:

2016-01-28T09:02:27

Love this, with nickname Vee, Vera or Vero. I know just one Veronica and she is all of the things mentioned below: strong, feminine, sassy, quick-witted and especially despises social injustice! I had to smile at that comment in particular because that's Veronica to a T!

Amber Renee Says:

2015-11-15T04:21:22

I really like this name, and the "Heather's" association makes it even better. I actually really like both Vera and Ronnie as nns.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-09-16T04:00:15

One of the most impactful "power" names I can think of. Veronica just sounds strong and fabulous and sassy, and I really like the whole look and sound of it. Not a name I'd use myself, but I objectively enjoy name spottings of Veronica in real life! What I don't like is the *IMO* hideous nickname Ronnie. I like Vera as a nickname much better.

Daiseymae Says:

2015-05-08T14:34:10

I always thought this name was gorgeous. It reminds me of the beautiful actress Veronica Lake.

Veronica Tays Says:

2014-10-03T05:48:40

I LOVE my name. I hated being called Roni as a kid (unless it was my mama, then it was okay). Now my family calls me V.K. and my friends call me Vern for short. But I love my name, really, it's always felt special without being *too* special.

Alicia1 Says:

2014-09-05T15:23:31

I have not thought of this name before, I'm not sure why. Its a great name that is not popular and thats a good thing! I really like it!

Hydra Says:

2014-08-23T08:23:16

Veronica doesn't mean "true image". It's the Latin alteration of Berenice. It's associated with the Latin phrase "vera icon", which means "true image".

SoDallas3 Says:

2014-05-04T10:13:36

I really like Veronica. I like that she still feels a little frilly; but also has some spunky nicknames like V, Vera and Ronnie - could probably even get away with Vinnie. Her pop culture association from Veronica Mars is also quite a positive namesake, while Veronica is a femme fatale & impulsive. She is also quick-witted, sassy, beautiful and despises social injustice.