What does Vernard mean?
Vernard /vern-ard/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old French derivation, and the name Vernard means "alder grove". Vernard is a version of Vernon (Old French). Compare last name Venard.
How popular is Vernard?
Vernard is a rare given name for men. Vernard is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Vernard and related names. Popular alternative forms of Vernard (not ranked) are Vernon, Verne, Vern and Lavern. Variants like Vernal are seldom used. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.6093%) and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Lavern, Vern, Verne and Vernon becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)