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Girl Name: Veronica

Name: Veronica
Pronunciation: \v(e)-roni-ca, ver(o)-nica\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: true image
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Nike
Sounds Like: Verinka, Varinka, Varenka
Variant forms: Rana, Ranna, Roni, Ronica, Ronika, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnica, Ronnie, Ronny, Veera, Veira, Vera, Veranica, Veranique, Verinique, Vernice, Vernicka, Vernika, Verohnica, Verohnicca, Verona, Veronice, Veronicka, Veronika, Veronike, Veroniqua, Veronique, Veronka, Veronqua, Vonnie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 158

Description

Veronica \v(e)-roni-ca, ver(o)-nica\ as a girl's name is pronounced ver-RON-ni-kah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Veronica is "true image". Saint Veronica (17th century) was an Italian mystic and saint. She was said to have offered Jesus a cloth to wipe his face as he faltered on his way to crucifixion. She obtained a miraculous "true image" (in Latin "a vera icon") of Jesus' face on the cloth. Also variant of Bernice (Greek) "bringer of victory". The name first appeared in Britain in the 17th century, and spread beyond Catholic families in the 19th century. Actress Veronica Lake.

Veronica has 32 variant forms: Rana, Ranna, Roni, Ronica, Ronika, Ronna, Ronnee, Ronni, Ronnica, Ronnie, Ronny, Veera, Veira, Vera, Veranica, Veranique, Verinique, Vernice, Vernicka, Vernika, Verohnica, Verohnicca, Verona, Veronice, Veronicka, Veronika, Veronike, Veroniqua, Veronique, Veronka, Veronqua and Vonnie.

For more information, see also the related name Nike.

Baby names that sound like Veronica are Verinka, Varinka and Varenka.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Veronica.

Popularity

Veronica is a very popular first name for women (#158 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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