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, saints, uncertain etymology, virtues
DIMINUTIVE: Vreni (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vérène (French)
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