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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

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