Meaning and name origin
Laverne \l(a)-ver-ne, lav(e)-rne\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Laverne), is pronounced la-VERN. It is of Latin origin. The name of a Roman goddess who was patroness of minor criminals. It was probably adopted as a name based on a mistaken belief that it is similar to the word for "green" ("vert" or "verde") in romance languages, giving it connotations of green trees or springtime.
For more information, see also the related girl name Verna.
Laverne is a very popular first name for females (#455 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70908 out of 88799, Top 80%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Laverne for girls. Laverne reached its highest rank of #180 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laverne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Verna, Laverne, Laverna and Lavern. (2014 statistics).