What does Vernon mean?
Vernon [ver-non] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Verlyn.
Vernon has 1 feminine form: Verna.Creative forms:
(male) Varnon, Virnon, ..
(female) Vernonna, Vernonni, .. Middle name pairings:
Vernon Idris (V.I.), ..
How popular is Vernon?
Vernon is a very popular first name for males (#185 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1911 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Vernon for boys. Vernon reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is currently at #1574. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of the boy name Vernon and related names. Popular alternative forms of Vernon (#1574 last year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Lavern, Verlyn, Vern, Vernal, Vernard and Verne. These relations of Vernon reached the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.33%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.01%, ▼98.4%).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aeron, Arnon, Berton, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Fernan, Ferron, Geron, Gerson, Hermon▼, Hernan, Herndon, Jeron, Jerron, Keenon, Kennon, Kernan, Leron, Merton▼, Person, Teron, Terron, Vardon, Verdon, Verdun, Verlin, Verlon, Vermont, Verner and Zenon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vernon.See names in meaning and etymology.