What does Vern mean?
Vern [vern]▼ as a name for boys is of Old French origin, and the meaning of the name Vern is "alder grove". Vern is a variant form of Vernon (Old French).
VARIANT Verne▼CREATIVE FORMS
(male) Varn, Virn, ..
(female) Vele, Verni, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Vern Sabastian (V.S.), ..
How popular is Vern?
Vern is a somewhat popular first name for men (#659 out of 1220, Top 54%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)
Vern reached its highest rank of #305 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Lavern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne and Vernon (#1574 IN 2015) are the prominent alternative forms of Vern ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Vern were popular a century ago (AVERAGE #613) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1929, DOWN 98.4%), with versions such as Vern becoming less in vogue.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Ahern, Arn, Bern, Born, Burn, Byrn, Ern, Hearn, Hern, Jorn, Kearn, Kern, Lorn, Stern, Tern, Van, Vann, Varun, Verdon, Verdun, Vere, Verge, Verle, Verlin, Verlon, Verlyn, Verner, Veryl, Vin, Von and Vonn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vern.See names in meaning and etymology.