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Laverne 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 name Verna.
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Popularity of Laverne
Laverne is a very popular first name for females (#455 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#70908 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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