Origin of Vera; from Classical Latin vera, feminine of verus, true: see very
- (Cockney rhyming slang) skin (rolling paper for cigarettes; from Vera Lynn)
- A female given name.
- Popular in the Anglo-Saxon world in the 1910s and the 1920s, particularly in England.
Borrowed in the nineteenth century from the Russian virtue name Ð’ÐµÑ€Ð° (VÃ©ra, “faith"). By folk etymology it has also been explained as Latin vera (“true").