What does Lavern mean?
Lavern \l(a)-ve-rn\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Lavern). Lavern's name origins are Latin and Old French, and Lavern means "alder grove". Lavern is a derivative of Laverne (Latin). Lavern is also a form of Vernon (Old French).
Lavern is a somewhat popular first name for males (#880 out of 1220, Top 72%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#62496 out of 88799, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lavern for boys. Lavern was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #390 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Lavern and affiliated names. Vernon, Verne, Vern and Laverne are the prominent alternative forms of Lavern. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1920-1929 and is now much lower, with the versions Vernon, Verne, Vern, Laverne and Lavern becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)