What does VERONICA mean?

Definitions for VERONICA
vəˈrɒn ɪ kəveron·i·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. veronica, speedwellnoun

    any plant of the genus Veronica


  1. veronicanoun

    The image of Jesus's face believed to have been made on the cloth with which St Veronica wiped his face as he went to be crucified; or the cloth used for this.

  2. veronicanoun

    A circular swinging movement of the cape, used to avoid the bull.

  3. veronicanoun

    A flower of the genus Veronica, usually having blue petals.

  4. Veronicanoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    My own name, Veronica — an ugly enough thing I had always thought, it sounded like either the ointment or the disease — was one her great favourites. St Veronica wiped the face of Christ on the road to Calvary and He left His face on her tea towel. Or the picture of His face. It was the first-ever photograph, she said.

  5. Etymology: Named from St. Veronica.


  1. Veronica

    Veronica is a single from Elvis Costellos 1989 album Spike, co-written by Costello with Paul McCartney. The song "Veronica" was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett and Kevin Killen, and features Paul McCartney on his iconic Höfner bass. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly voted it one of Costello's top ten greatest tunes. The song focuses on an older woman who has experienced severe memory loss. Costello's inspiration for this song was his grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's. When talking about the song on a VH1 interview, Costello reminisced about his grandmother having "terrifying moments of lucidity" and how this was the inspiration for "Veronica". In his 2015 autobiography, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello wrote of his collaboration with McCartney, "I'd brought an early version of "Veronica" that you would have recognized […] All the words I'd already written were about my paternal grandmother, Molly, or more formally, Mabel Josephine Jackson. In fact, her Catholic confirmation name, Veronica, provided the very title of the song"."Veronica" was also Costello's highest-charting Top 40 hit in the United States, peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, No. 1 on its Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, and No. 10 on its Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


  1. veronica

    1) Veronica is a feminine given name, derived from the Latin phrase "Vera Icona" meaning "true image". It has been popularized by various celebrities, public figures, and fictional characters like Veronica Lodge from Archie Comics. 2) In botany, Veronica is a genus of flowering plants in the family Plantaginaceae, often referred to as speedwells. 3) In Christianity, Saint Veronica is a woman from Jerusalem mentioned in the Sixth Station of the Cross, who is known for having wiped Jesus' face with her veil on his way to Crucifixion. The cloth is known as the Veil of Veronica. 4) In bullfighting, a veronica is a type of maneuver performed by the matador using the cape to attract the bull in a specific direction. Note: The specific definition used would rely on context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veronicanoun

    a portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle

  2. Veronicanoun

    a genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell

  3. Etymology: [LL.; -- so called from Veronica, a woman who, according to an old legend, as Christ was carrying the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an impression of his countenance; Veronica is fr. MGr. Beroni`kh, fr. Macedonian Bereni`kh, for Gr. Fereni`kh, literally, carrying off victory, victorious.]


  1. Veronica

    Veronica is a commercial TV channel in the Netherlands, owned by SBS Broadcasting B.V., a joint venture between Sanoma and Talpa Media Holding. The channel is dedicated to young adults and the male audience. Other channels from SBS in the Netherlands include SBS 6 and NET 5. Veronica is time-sharing with Disney XD. Disney XD broadcasts on daytime and Veronica on nighttime. It is not to be confused with the Veronica Association. SBS licensed the trademark name Veronica from the Association and also owns the Association's former magazines Veronica Magazine and Totaal TV.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veronica

    vē-ron′i-ka, n. a portrait of our Saviour's face on a handkerchief—from the legend that St Veronica wiped the sweat from the face of Jesus, on His way to Calvary, with her handkerchief, whereupon His features were impressed on the cloth: a genus of plants, popularly known as Speedwell. [Veronica, not L. vera, true, Gr. eikōn, image, but identical with Berenīcē, the traditional name of the woman cured of the issue of blood—a corr. of Gr. pherenikē, victorious—pherein, to bear, nikē, victory.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Veronica

    A plant genus of the family SCROPHULARIACEAE. Members contain bis-sesquiterpene and iridoid glucosides.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Veronica is ranked #34427 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Veronica surname appeared 658 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Veronica.

    77.3% or 509 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    17.4% or 115 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VERONICA in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VERONICA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of VERONICA in a Sentence

  1. Veronica Renzi:

    This is very different than the vast majority of cases in that courthouse that deal with wire fraud, violent crime, gun violations, it's different in terms of how it ties into Veronica Renzi politics.

  2. Andreas Harsono:

    He works with the principles of journalism, charges against him - same with Veronica - are groundless because there's no call for violence.

  3. Siegfried Fischbacher:

    Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend, from the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried. CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn (R) attend the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty) Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days.

  4. May Liu:

    Sweet veronica, there’s nothing in me that would ever say or do anything to intentionally hurt you.

  5. Stacy Dean:

    If Veronica Bedico're Veronica Bedico, coming in to a midday appointment in a WIC clinic might be hard for Veronica Bedico, but maybe Veronica Bedico could do an appointment over Veronica Bedico mobile phone, we want to try to flip it and be responsive to the needs of families who just need some basic help.

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    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
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