GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ve-RE-nah (German)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Veronica (Late Roman)
DIMINUTIVE: Vreni (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Berenice, Berenike, Pherenike (Ancient Greek), Bernice (Biblical), Bernike (Biblical Greek), Bernice (Biblical Latin), Veronika (Bulgarian), Veronika (Croatian), Veronika (Czech), Veronika (Danish), Berenice, Bernetta, Bernice, Bernie, Berniece, Berny, Bunny, Roni, Ronnie, Veronica (English), Vérène, Véronique (French), Veronika (Hungarian), Berenice, Veronica (Italian), Veronika (Latvian), Veronika (Lithuanian), Veronika (Macedonian), Veronika (Norwegian), Wera, Weronika (Polish), Verônica (Portuguese), Veronica (Romanian), Nika, Veronika (Russian), Veronika (Slovak), Veronika (Slovene), Verónica (Spanish), Veronika (Swedish)
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