Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. veh-REH-na(German)  [key·IPA]

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

Other Languages & CulturesVérène(French)
User SubmissionVeréna


Name Days

Austria: September 1
Germany: September 1
Latvia: September 1


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


Entry updated February 28, 2019