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What does Vernon mean?

Vernon Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: alder (tree), grove (valley), aristocratic (noble), england, norman, conquest (victory), 19th century.


Vernon has 9 variants: Lavern, Vern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney and Vernin.

Affiliated boy name: Verlyn.

Vernon has 1 feminine form: Verna.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Varnon, Virnon, ..

(female) Vernonna, Vernonni, ..

How popular is Vernon?

Vernon is a very prominent first name for men (#185 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1911 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Vernon for boys. Vernon reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #1574. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vernon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Vernon outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Vernon and corresponding names. Verne, Vernard, Vernal, Vern and Lavern are the popular variation forms of Vernon (#1574 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Vernon was widespread during 1920-1929 (median #613) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Lavern falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vernon, Lavern, Vern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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, Verlyn, Vermont, Verner and Zenon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Vernon.