Veronica Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Veronica:
Of debated origin and meaning, some believe it to be derived from the Late Latin veraiconica, the word given to a piece of cloth or garment with a representation of the face of Christ on it. Veraiconica is composed of the elements verus (true) and iconicus (of or belonging to an image). Alternatively, Veronica is thought to be a variant form of Berenice (bringer of victory), a derivative of the Greek Berenikē, which is a variant of the older name Pherenikē, a compound name composed from the elements pherein (to bring) and nikē (victory).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Veronica? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Veronica
Contribute your knowledge to the name Veronica
- Comments and insights on the name Veronica: | Edit
My real name is Veraiconica. Some people mistakenly call me Veronica thinking that it's my name.
Veronica has always been one of my favorite names, and I like the nickname Ronni.
I love the name Veronica. I wish it was my name!
- Personal experiences with the name Veronica: | Edit
I named my daughter Veronica in 2008. I am continually complimented on what a beautiful name it is and how "You don't hear it too much anymore".
- Nicknames for Veronica: | Edit
Love the name Veronica!
Vera, Vero, Nica, Roni, Nikki, Ronnie, Veron, Onika, Ver,
hope this can be of use!
- Meanings and history of the name Veronica: | Edit
Truth And Purity
- Famous real-life people named Veronica: | Edit
St. Veronica, who according to legend wiped Jesus' face on the way to his crucifixion
Veronica Castro, Mexican actress and TV hostess
Veronica Lake, American film actress
Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist
Veronica Ancona, Scottish impressionist/actress
Veronica Roth, author of the "Divergent" YA book trilogy
- Veronica in song, story & screen: | Edit
Veronica "Ronnie" Lodge, a teenage fictional character in the Archie Comics series
"Veronica Mars," a television series starring Kristen Bell
"Veronica," a song by Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney
The Veronicas, twin sister pop rock group from Australia
Veronica di'Angelo - character from The Saddle Club series by Bonnie Bryant.
"West Side Story" a song by LFO
"Veronica's Closet" a television series starring Kristie Alley
Veronica Hastings TV series Pretty Little Liars
Veronica Sawyer, character from the 1988 movie 'Heathers'
Veronica Miller (Ronnie) from The Last Song, starring Miley Cyrus.
Veronica, from the Archie Comics, the Archie Gang, Betty and Veronica, Archie, Jughead