Vera

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Russian вера (vyera) = 'faith' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Latin verus = 'true' [1] [2] [3] [7] [10] [9]

3) Short form of Veronica [1] [4] [7]

4) Short form of Verena [4]

5) Short form of Olivera [11]

6) Short form of Severa [11]

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Vera
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Wera
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Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Vera
Genitive: Veras
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Vera
Accusative: Veru
Dative: Veru
Genitive: Veru
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Vera
Genitive: Veran
Partitive: Veraa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Vera
Accusative: Veru
Dative: Veru
Genitive: Veru
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Vera
Genitive: Veras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Vera
Genitive: Veras

Name Days

Norway Norway

4 February

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

4 August

Sweden Sweden

30 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Vera Helfrid Victoria Sandberg (23 May 1895 - 24 December 1979), Swedish engineer; first female engineer in Sweden
  • Vera Margaritha Gebuhr (15 May 1916 – 22 December 2014), Danish film, television and stage actress
  • Vera Margrethe Henriksen (née Roscher Lund; 22 March 1927 – 23 May 2016), Norwegian author

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
8310 13236 2 3
Denmark Denmark[13]
3377 n.a. 1 n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
2169 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
94 125 0 0
Finland Finland[16]
n.a. 4193 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Vera(f) Sources: [12][13][14][16]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Vera(f) Sources: [17]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Vera(f)

Sources: [12] [13] [14] [16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Own theory.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. details see Name Statistic tables