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Of Russian and Latin origin.

Vera means “faith” in Russian.

Associated with the Latin word “verus”, meaning “true”.

Other forms of the name are Verina, Viera, Verochka, Vjera, Wera, Verena, Verusha.

Vera is slowly but steadily climbing in the U.S.A. baby names’ popularity lists since 1980 and was ranked #308 in 2016.

The name is ranked #22 in Sweden, #29 in Spain, and #47 in the Netherlands.

Famous bearers are Vera Wang, Vera Farmiga, Vera Miles, Vera Rubin, Vera Zvonareva.