See also: vera, verá, and Věra

English

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ве́ра (Véra, faith). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera (true).

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Vera

  1. A female given name from Russian.
    • 1880, Ouida, Moths, Elibron.com, published 2001, →ISBN, page 51:
      Good night, my Vera. Mind, I shall always call you Vera. It sounds so Russian and nice, and is much prettier than Vere.
    • 1953 Eric Linklater, The House of Gair, J.Cape, page 214:
      I killed Vera Cross - - - .I had known her for about three months, and never ceased to wonder if her parents, when they gave her a name, had been totally illiterate or wilfully blasphemous.
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  • Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
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Etymology 2

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From Spanish.

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Vera

  1. A surname from Spanish.
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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Vera is the 1031st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 33,674 individuals. Vera is most common among Hispanic/Latino (91.02%) individuals.

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Danish

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Etymology

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From Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

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Vera

  1. a female given name

Dutch

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Etymology

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Ultimately from Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈveː.raː/
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  • Hyphenation: Ve‧ra
  • Rhymes: -eːraː

Proper noun

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Vera f

  1. a female given name
    Vera is dol op aloë.Vera is fond of aloe.

Faroese

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Proper noun

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Vera

  1. a female given name

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Matronymics

  • son of Vera: Veruson
  • daughter of Vera: Verudóttir

Declension

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Vera
Accusative Veru
Dative Veru
Genitive Veru

German

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Etymology

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From Russian Ве́ра (Véra) at the end of the 19th century.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈveːʁa/
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  • Hyphenation: Ve‧ra

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Vera

  1. a female given name

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Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈvɛrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ve‧ra
  • Rhymes: -rɒ

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Vera

  1. a female given name

Declension

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Vera Verák
accusative Verát Verákat
dative Verának Veráknak
instrumental Verával Verákkal
causal-final Veráért Verákért
translative Verává Verákká
terminative Veráig Verákig
essive-formal Veraként Verákként
essive-modal
inessive Verában Verákban
superessive Verán Verákon
adessive Veránál Veráknál
illative Verába Verákba
sublative Verára Verákra
allative Verához Verákhoz
elative Verából Verákból
delative Veráról Verákról
ablative Verától Veráktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Veráé Veráké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Veráéi Verákéi
Possessive forms of Vera
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Verám Veráim
2nd person sing. Verád Veráid
3rd person sing. Verája Verái
1st person plural Veránk Veráink
2nd person plural Verátok Veráitok
3rd person plural Verájuk Veráik

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

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Vera

  1. a female given name

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Latvian

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Etymology

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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1876. From Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

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Vera f

  1. a female given name
  2. A transliteration of the Russian female given name Ве́ра (Véra).

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  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Vera was the only given name of 8331 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.

Norwegian

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Etymology

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From Russian Ве́ра (Véra) in the 1880s.

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Vera

  1. a female given name

Portuguese

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Vera f (plural Veras)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vera

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbeɾa/ [ˈbe.ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -eɾa
  • Syllabification: Ve‧ra

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Vera m or f by sense

  1. a surname

Etymology 2

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Vera f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Vera

Swedish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Russian Ве́ра (Véra) in the 19th century.

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Vera c (genitive Veras)

  1. a female given name
    • 1867, Zachris Topelius, Fältskärns berättelser, volume 5, Bonnier, page 162:
      Med denna tysta bön smög hon sig sakta bort och inneslöt sig uti sitt rum, för att där ännu »rådgöra med sin Herre och Gud», som hon fordom lärde af sin längesedan hädangångna fromma syster Veronica, efter hvilken Vera hade fått sitt namn, fastän något förkortadt.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English Vera, from Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

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Vera (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜒᜇ)

  1. a female given name from English