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Pronounced vur-en-a, without any syllable being accented.
-- Anonymous User  3/17/2006
This is undoubtedly my favourite name ever. I have a thing for names with v's. But this, it's like Marina, with a v. I love it.
-- karlyjok  7/21/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Verena here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
According to firstname.de, Verena is derived from latin meaning "the shy one".
-- mcqueen  11/4/2007
Shy in Latin would be 'vercunda'; vercundus is the masculine version. But not 'Verena' to the best of my knowledge. Could be a Latinised version of an Egyptian name, perhaps.
-- Anneza  1/8/2009
My name is Verena, my parents fell in love with that name when they were on holiday in Switzerland. Years later when I visited, I was told the Swiss call their cows Verena - like Daisy or Buttercup. I don't know if it is true but it makes for a nice story when people say, "Verena? That's an unusual name!"
-- Tiggy  8/9/2008
Verena Tarrant is one of the main characters in Henry James' "The Bostonians". She is the protege of feminist Olive Chancellor.
-- ponine  8/24/2008
In Germany, the name is pronounced veh-REH-nah, emphasis on the second syllable. My best friend is called Verena, her sister is called Ivonne.
-- LoQuiero  1/8/2009
This name is used among religious groups like the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites.
-- Reina Vered  1/8/2009
I believe that one of the daughters of Lucius Verenus in the HBO show 'ROME' was called Verena? I'm not completely sure though.

Very pretty name; makes me think of breezy summer days.
-- ginamarie  5/12/2009
Right now I'm obsessed with this name! All names beginning with V seem sultry and edgy to me - think Veronica, Vivien - but Verena has a soft, breezy side to it as well, like a previous poster mentioned about it conjuring up the feeling of a breezy summer day. That's what makes Verena so brilliant - it would age or evolve with the woman, being innocent, light, fresh enough for a little girl, while at the same time strong and mature enough for a woman.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2009
I love this name! I think it is very beautiful and it has a soft sound to it.
-- bananarama  12/18/2009
I think that Verena would age well on a woman and like that it can be shortened to the spunky 'Vera.'
-- vomiting  12/29/2009
My name is Verena and my mother named me after watching a Russian movie (sorry, don't know the title). Her name is Vera and she wanted a name starting with V and matching her own. (Also thought of Viera/Viola).
I really love my name. It's unique and makes you feel special. I can't imagine having a common name. I am from Norway and I've never met anyone else with my name. There it is pronounced Veh-Reh-nah. I love this pronunciation but while currently living in an English speaking country I prefer to be called Veh-ree-nah as it doesn't sound nice when you can't roll your R's...
I would say Verena is a more serious name and people usually refrain from saying it unnecessarily. That being said, it's also a youthful name and a name you grow along with, suitable for all ages. And I've gotten quite a few compliments on my name from people in many different countries, so that is always nice. For a nickname people usually just call me "V".
I like that it is a name that is not typically associated with a country (though it is more commonly used in Germany) and suits my personality perfectly.
-- Verena  10/3/2010
I've always loved this name and right now it is my first choice if I have a daughter. It seems girly without being too overly sweet.
-- Trexa  10/17/2010
Could also be related to the Latin word for green.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2011
This is quite a nice name, and it's unusual and almost exotic-sounding in English countries. :-)
-- walesgal92  1/8/2011
One of my favorite names. It's simple, but not boring like some other names. I love it.
-- enchy  5/28/2011
I like this name. The first time I seen it was about four days ago. I didn't know it was German; but I'm happy to find another German (feminine) name that doesn't sound too harsh for modern ears.
-- GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
I think this is a beautiful name that has slipped under the radar, because I can see it taking off in English-speaking countries.

It's the name of a major character's mother in my story, and is an interesting pick without being too odd.
-- the_awesome_elf  1/8/2012
The Coptic Encyclopedia, a scholarly work, says this about the possible origins of the name Verena: Verena could be identified as the popular Coptic short form of the Ptolemaic Berenice. The Copts omitted the Greek suffixes ioc and ic and replaced them with e or a (according to Heuser); and the letter b in Coptic reads v when followed by a vowel. The name Verena could also be of ancient Egyptian origin, a compound of the Coptic and ancient Egyptian words vre ("seed") and ne ("town or the town," Thebes), that is, Seed of Thebes. [noted -ed]
-- overtheclouds  9/5/2012
I've never heard of this name before! It's really pretty!
-- Oohvintage  2/1/2013
Verena is very pretty and feminine. I like that it has use in early Christianity and also ancient north African cultures. I have never met a Verena here in the USA. It sounds so much better than the popular Serena.
-- Zinha  1/8/2014
I think Verena is absolutely gorgeous! And from it you could derive the lovely nickname Rena. That said, I would be hesitant to use it since I live near a town called Varina, which is pronounced the same way. So, I expect that if I named my daughter this, everyone would assume I named her after the town and would spell it that way.
-- Ruta Graveolens  1/15/2014
What a gorgeous, beautiful girly name! :o.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/31/2014

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