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Vernon meaning and name origin
Vernon \v(e)-rnon, ver-non\ as a boy's name is pronounced VER-non. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Vernon is "alder grove". Place name and aristocratic surname brought to England at the time of the Norman conquest, and used as an English given name in the 19th century. Vern and Verne are related English/French surnames frequently used as short forms of Vernon or Lavern. Statesman Vernon Jordan.
Vernon has 9 variant forms: Lavern, Vern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney and Vernin.
For more information, see also the related name Verlyn.
Baby names that sound like Vernon are Fernand and Fernando.
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Popularity of Vernon
Vernon is a very popular first name for men (#185 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1905 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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