Veruca Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Veruca
Vera, Ruca, Ru
- Meanings and history of the name Veruca
Meaning: vivacious, strong-willed
Possibly derived from slavic name, Veruschca or Verushka (meaning true, honest, faith)
For his book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," author Roald Dahl supposedly named a female character Veruca Salt after a medication in his medicine cabinet.
A popular alternative rock band in the 1990's, "Veruca Salt" took their name from Roald Dahl's character.
- Famous real-life people named Veruca
There are no famous people with this name in the UK. When roald Dahl wrote his book, he was actually making a joke with the girls name. She was a horrible character, spoilt, demanding and unfriendly. A verruca is the name we give a wart on the foot or hand, Australians and New Zealanders also use verruca in this way. So just to warn you, it may be a lovely name for USA ears, but for other English speaking countries if you have this name you will be laughed out the room!
- Veruca in song, story & screen
Veruca Salt, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Veruca, a werewolf who appeared in several episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"