Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. və-RAHN-i-kə(American English) və-RAWN-i-kə(British English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latin alteration of Berenice, the spelling influenced by the ecclesiastical Latin phrase vera icon meaning "true image". This was the name of a legendary saint who wiped Jesus' face with a towel and then found his image imprinted upon it. Due to popular stories about her, the name was occasionally used in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. It was borne by the 17th-century Italian saint and mystic Veronica Giuliani. As an English name, it was not common until the 19th century, when it was imported from France and Scotland.

Related Names

DiminutivesRoni, Ronnie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesBerenice, Berenike, Pherenike(Ancient Greek) Bernice(Biblical) Bernike(Biblical Greek) Bernice(Biblical Latin) Veronika(Bulgarian) Veronika(Croatian) Veronika(Czech) Veronika(Danish) Veronika(Estonian) Bérénice, Véronique(French) Verónica(Galician) Veronika(German) Veronika(Hungarian) Veronika(Latvian) Veronika(Lithuanian) Veronika(Macedonian) Veronika(Norwegian) Weronika, Wera(Polish) Verônica(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Verónica(Portuguese (European)) Veronika, Nika(Russian) Veronika(Slovak) Veronika(Slovene) Weronika(Sorbian) Verónica(Spanish) Veronika(Swedish) Veronika(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingVerónica, Verônica
User SubmissionVerònica


People think this name is

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Name Days

Denmark: February 4
Romania: July 12
Russia: October 17


Depiction of Saint Veronica by Hans Memling (c. 1470)Depiction of Saint Veronica by Hans Memling (c. 1470)


Entry updated August 16, 2017