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PronouncedPron.ve-RE-na German

Meaning & History

Possibly related to Latin verus "true". This might also be a Coptic form of the Ptolemaic name BERENICE. Saint Verena was a 3rd-century Egyptian-born nurse who went with the Theban Legion to Switzerland. After the legion was massacred she settled near Zurich.
DiminutiveVreni German
Other Languages & CulturesVérène French


The Mercy of Saint Verena (1524)The Mercy of Saint Verena (1524)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute