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See also: vera, verá, and Věra

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.
    • 1880 Ouida, Moths, Elibron.com (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.
Usage notesEdit
  • Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A surname of Spanish origin.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Vera
Accusative Veru
Dative Veru
Genitive Veru

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit


HungarianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.

DeclensionEdit

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
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

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian Ве́ра (Véra).

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Vera f

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian Ве́ра (Véra) in the 1880s.

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name.

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Vera f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Vera

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Vera c (genitive Veras)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1867 Zachris Topelius, Fältskärns berättelser, Bonnier (1867), Vol.5, 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.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Vera

  1. A female given name