Vera (given name)

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Vera is a female first name of Slavic origin meaning faith, or of Latin origin meaning true.

Gender: Feminine[1]

Usage: Russian,[1] English, German, Greek, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Spanish, Albanian, French, Polish, Romanian, Italian.

Other scripts: Вера (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian), Βέρα (Greek)

Pronounced: VEH-rah (Russian), VEER-ə (English), VER-ə (English) [key]

Diminutives: Verochka, Verusha (Russian), Veer, Veerke (Dutch), Verica (Serbian and Croatian)

Other languages: Věra (Czech), Veera (Finnish), Wiera (Polish), Vira (Ukrainian), Viera (Slovak), Vjera (English), Veronique (French), Veronica (Romanian)

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In the Christian faith, Saint Fides (Faith, Slavic: Vera), her sisters Spes (Hope, Slavic: Nadejda) and Caritas (Love, Slavic: Liubov) and their mother Sophia (Wisdom), died a martyr's death in the second century during the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire under the emperor Hadrian.

In Albanian the meaning of the word "vera" is summer.

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  • Vera Elkan (1908–2008), South African photographer

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  1. ^ a b In the Russian language, Vera may also be a diminutive of the male first names Avenir and Averky.