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Actress Vera Miles is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Vera Wang is a famous fashion designer.
-- LimbicLove  1/13/2006
Vera is also a Russian nickname for Veronika. In Russian it is pronounced /VYAIR-ah/ (Veronika is /vyair-ah-NEE-kah/).
-- Anonymous User  2/15/2006
Vera Claythorn, the final 'Indian' in Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians" is a famous bearer.
-- black_lace  5/30/2006
A famous 'bearer' of this name is the shampoo, Aloe Vera. It sounds like 'hello Vera'.
-- FairyGirl  7/2/2006
Aloe Vera is not a shampoo!
-- claraelizabethann  8/3/2006
Aloe vera is a kind of plant whose juice can be used to treat burns and dry skin.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2006
I was under the impression this was an Italian name? The only evidence I have to support this is an Italian girl I met named Vera, and an Italian Opera with a character named Vera. Is there any other evidence that may suggest this?
-- UnaCoder  12/2/2006
Vera is used in Sweden too.
-- Frozten  12/29/2006
American actress and dancer Vera-Ellen, perhaps best known for her role in the 1954 film White Christmas, is a famous bearer of this name; she was born Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe in 1921.
-- nofinahthandinah  12/31/2006
In Greek Vera is usually short for Barbara.
-- wolf  4/25/2007
Vérochka and Verusia are pet names for Vera.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2007
Verus may be a Latin cognomen.
-- met  5/4/2007
A Spanish girl that I know is called Vera.
-- met  5/4/2007
For some reason I picture Vera as gothic.
-- teenrobo3  6/20/2007
I love this name as it is my Nana's name. I also like the version of the name that means summer. (:
-- chloeellen  6/25/2007
It's so pretty. It reminds me of Vera Bradley purses XD. I also really like it in general.
-- Brianna Angela  6/30/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
Pronounced as "VYE-rah".
Slovak form is Viera.
-- Karcoolka  7/5/2007
In The Beatles' song "When I'm Sixty-Four", the three grandchildren are named Vera, Chuck, and Dave. I like Vera the best. :-)
-- rubberduckiiz2  7/18/2007
Vera Dubois was Shayla's mom in the books When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune and Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2007
Let's not forget the infamous female serial killer, Vera Renczi, who murdered about thirty-five people.
-- rv14142  9/7/2007
It's also Portuguese - [VEH-ra].
[noted -ed]
-- Aki  9/23/2007
I know a few people called Vera, but their actual first names are Veronica.
-- mhavril39  10/10/2007
The Russian form, Âåðà, is commonly used in Ukraine.
-- Anonymous User  10/20/2007
A famous bearer of this name is Ukrainian pop singer/drag queen Vera Serdyuchka. (She is also known as Verka, which is a diminutive form of Vera.)
-- Viktoriya  10/20/2007
Vera Lynn (1917-) was a British singer and was most popular during WWII as she sung about the war.
-- scholasticastewart  1/8/2008
Vera Lynn inspired the Pink Floyd song of the same name that was on the album The Wall. Nostalgically beautiful.
-- dramaelf  2/27/2008
Vera is also a Serbian name and also has a variant or pet name Verka.
-- mssdm  6/10/2008
Vera is Portuguese for "See".
-- Rockos_Modern_Life_1  7/1/2008
Ver is Portuguese for See, not Vera.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2008
My second name is Vera, but I wish it was my first! I absolutely love this name, it was my grandma's. She was from the Czech Republic.
-- chrisskross  7/27/2008
Vera is also used as a short form of Verena.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2008
The male version is Vero, meaning Latin: "true"; Russian: "faith"; Sanskrit: "great hero".
Other male versions include Veren - Scottish/Irish; Vereno - Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian; Verino - French; Verle, Virle - English; Verlin - German; Verlon - Swiss; Viro - Sanskrit.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2008
I love this name, and it always reminds me of the touching Pink Floyd song. It makes me think of something like a small ray of light in the dark.
-- not_another_Jessica  12/7/2008
It's not necessarily a person, but Jayne (from Firefly and Serenity) has a gun named Vera.
-- pifaninjat  12/16/2008
Another Agatha Christie character from a few books is the Russian Countess Vera Rosakoff, with whom Hercule Poirot shared an unusual - relationship - with.
-- La Reina  2/15/2009
I like the name Vera as a nickname for Guinevere.
-- vomiting  3/12/2009
It also means faith in Serbian.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2009
I had a relative by this name. It is quite commonly used in Russia and other Eastern European countries and to me is one of the nicest feminine names anywhere.
-- Arcticwarrior  4/14/2009
I think Vera is a grand, beautiful name I would use. I'm very much into Letters that people don't use with names so much (V, E).
-- italiannames  10/7/2009
Also Croatian, and its diminutive is Verica. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  12/2/2009
The name Vera has a smart, yet cute brevity.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/10/2010
Though not as numerous as Vera, "Vjera" (pronounced the same as the Czech Věra) is also used in Croatia.
-- goricar  3/2/2010
Vera Donovan is Dolores's employer in the novel "Dolores Claiborne." The movie version begins with her death.
-- bathos  10/2/2010
I think Vera is a very beautiful name, but I can't shake the image of Jim Carrey in a bikini as "Vera" the Eastern European female body-builder on "In Living Color" in the early 90's. Nevertheless, I still think it's lovely and I don't think most people would make that connection.
-- Anonymous User  12/4/2010
Could be related to the Latin word for green.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2010
Not my favorite but it's nice. I like the meaning too. To anyone who thinks this name is for old ladies, I just met a baby girl named Vera Kate! :P
-- Joy12  5/3/2011
Vera Jayne Palmer was the birth name of American actress and model Jayne Mansfield.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Vera Farmiga an American actress of Ukrainian origin is a famous barer.
-- Vikosha  12/18/2011
I have two impressions of the name "Vera." First, it reminds me of a musty old woman. Second, it makes me think of a female body-builder (Jim Carey, "In Living Color").
I would avoid this name.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2012
Vera June Ralston (better known as Vera Miles) was an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  1/10/2012
In Bulgarian are two variants - Vera and Viara, means (faith, fides in latin), in some dialects pronunciation is with mutation - veren (masculine gender) and viarna (feminine gender), but in others it is same sound veren - verna.
-- Miklosich 00081  3/28/2012
Vera Wang (born 1949 in New York City) is a famous American fashion designer.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2012
Vera Farmiga (born 1973 in Clifton, New Jersey) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2012
Vera is such a pretty name, I love it!
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
The name Vera is also commonly used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Vera is written as: ვერა.
-- Lucille  6/9/2013
In the book 18, Pete's adorable six year old daughter is named Vera. She has a twin brother named Vincent.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2013
There's just something about Vera - I don't know what it is - but I love it.
Reminds me of the evil House of Anubis character, though.
-- Quamalamalam  4/15/2014
Vera Devenish is a character on the Nickelodeon TV series "House of Anubis".
-- Quamalamalam  4/15/2014
My sister's name is Vera. A somewhat dramatic name.
-- Sherlocked  9/3/2014
My name is Vera, and it's short for Valerie. Everyone calls me Vera. I love it!
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2014
This is a great vintage name! I like the "VEER-ə" pronunciation. :)
-- justsomegirl  10/13/2014
Another famous bearer is Russian tennis-player Vera Zvonareva.
-- Mayra  11/23/2014
Vera Zasulich and Vera Figner were Russian socialist revolutionaries. Zasulich assassinated the governor of Moscow and inspired the Oscar Wilde play Vera and Figner was involved in the assassination of Alexander II.
-- mymymetrocard  6/13/2015
Also a feminine name in Romania. [noted -ed]
-- frou  6/23/2015
Vera Miles (born Ralston) is not to be confused with the Czech-born American actress and figure skater Vera Ralston (born Věra Helena Hrubá). Miles used her first husband's name for exactly that reason.
-- Kosta  8/6/2015

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