What does Laverne mean?
Laverne /lav-er-ne/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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.
Related girl name: Verna.Kreatif forms:
(female) Laerne, Laverle, ..
(male) Laverle, Laveron, ..
How popular is Laverne?
Laverne is a very prominent first name for women (#455 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#44027 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Laverne for girls. Laverne reached its peak rank of #172 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Suggested similar names are Alveene, Caterine, Dalene, Daviane, Davine, Davonne, Devenne, Elvene, Ferne▼, Janeane, Janene, Kalene, Karene, Laberta, Lacee, Lacene, Lahvonne (see Lavonne), Laine, Laken, Lane, Lanelle, Lanette, Larae, Laraene, Laraine, Larayne, Laree, Lareina, Lareine, Laren, Larena, Larine, Larsine, Laure, Laurene, Laurenne, Laurie▼, Laurine, Laurnea (see Laura), Lavanna, Laveda, Lavella, Lavelle, Lavena, Lavenia, Lavera, Laveta, Lavetta, Lavette, Lavina▼, Lavinie, Lavonna, Lavonne▼, Lavra, Layne, Lene, Leone▼, Levonne, Loreene, Lorene▼, Lorne, Lucerna, Lucerne, Luvena, Marne, Maxene, Nadene, Raene, Raleine, Rayvenne, Sarene, Savine, Savonne, Talene and Valene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laverne.