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What does Verna mean?

Verna Pronunciation of Verna as a girls' name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green". Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.


ASSOCIATED WITH spring, green, 19th century


VARIANTS Verda, Verne, Verneta, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernis, Vernise, Vernisha, Vernita, Virna


(female) Velna, ..

(male) Verun, ..

Verna Tina (V.T.), ..

How popular is Verna?

Verna is a very popular first name for females (#359 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#19174 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Verna reached its highest rank of #126 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Laverna, Laverne, Verda, Verne, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernita and Vernon are the popular varying forms of Verna listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Verna were popular in the 1920s (ADOPTION OF 0.3%), but now, versions such as Verna have become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Verna, Laverna, Laverne, Verda, Verne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernita, Vernon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Berna, Denna, Erna, Ferna, Geena, Gena, Jeana, Karna, Keena, Kenna, Kerena, Leona, Leyna, Lorna, Marna, Meena, Mena, Merna, Morna, Murna, Neena, Nena, Nenna, Orna, Penna, Reena, Rena, Sena, Seryna, Teana, Teena, Tena, Teona, Terina, Teryna (see Terena), Teyna, Vana, Varena, Varina, Varona, Veda, Veena, Veenia, Veeva, Veina, Velma, Vena, Venna, Vera, Verbena, Verbyna, Verde, Vere, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verita, Verka, Verla, Verly, Vernika, Veron, Verona, Verone, Veronka, Verowna (see Verona), Veryna, Vesta, Vienna, Warna, Xena, Yerina and Zenna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Verna.

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