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Laverne (boy)

What does Laverne mean?

Laverne Pronunciation of Laverne [lav-erne] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Laverne) is of Latin origin. Name of a classical goddess of minor criminals. It is similar-sounding to the romance languages' word for "green" ("vert" or "verde"), and has been mistakenly associated with green trees or springtime. Football player Laveranues Coles.

Associated with: classical (medieval), trees.


Laverne has 5 variants: Lavern, Levern, Leverne, Luvern and Luverne.

1 feminine form: Verna.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Laverne?

Laverne is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#788 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#44027 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Laverne reached its highest rank of #283 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (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 boy names. Popular related forms of Laverne ranked in the Top 2000 are Lavern, Levern, Leverne and Luverne. Usage of these relations of Laverne was more pronounced among parents during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.1%), but now, versions like Lavern have become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laverne, Lavern, Levern, Leverne, Luverne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aherne, Berne, Cairne, Carne, Herne, Kairne, Laine, Laken, Lamarre, Lane, Laren, Larenz, Larie, Larue, Lasean, Laurie, Lavan, Lavante, Lavar, Lavell, Lavon, Lavonte, Lavrans, Lavrens (see Lawrence), Lawrie, Layne, Lazare, Lazer, Leone, Lerone, Levelle, Lorne, Nairne, Severne, Sterne, Taverner, Traherne and Verne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laverne.