Given Name VERENA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ve-RE-na (German)   [details]

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.

Categories

athletes, currently out of the US top 1000, saints, uncertain etymology, virtues
DIMINUTIVE: Vreni (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vérène (French)