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What does Laverne mean?

Laverne Pronunciation of Laverne [lav-erne] 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.

Associated with: roman, goddess, patroness (saint), belief (hope), green, trees, springtime.


Laverne has 7 variants: Laverine, Lavern, Laverna, Laverrne, Leverne, Loverna and Verne.

Related girl name: Verna.

Creative forms:
(female) Laerne, Laverle, ..

(male) Laverle, Laveron, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laverne Camilla (L.C.), ..

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)

Laverne reached its peak rank of #172 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laverne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laverne outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Verne, Verna, Laverna and Lavern are the popular variation forms of Laverne ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Laverne was common in the 1910s (adoption of 0.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laverne, Lavern, Laverna, Verna, Verne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laverne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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