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What does Vernal mean?

Vernal Pronunciation of Vernal as a boys' name is an Old French name, and the meaning of Vernal is "alder grove". Vernal is an alternate spelling of Vernon (Old French).


ASSOCIATED WITH alder (tree), grove (valley)


OTHER FORMS VIA VERNON Vern, Vernard, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney, Vernin



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How popular is Vernal?

Vernal is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#67113 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Vernal was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1080 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Vern, Vernard, Verne and Vernon (#1611 IN 2018) are the popular related forms of Vernal ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Verney, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Vernal was well-received in the 1920s (USAGE OF 0.31%) and is now much reduced (USAGE 0.01%, 98.1%), with versions such as Vern becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Vernal is alike in pronunciation to Vernell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ardal, Beal, Bernal, Bernald, Conal, Connal, Danal, Darral, Deshal (see Deshan), Deval, Donal, Feargal, Feisal, Fergal, Fernald, Fernan, Gemal, Harpal, Hernan, Jelal, Jellal, Jemaal, Jemal, Kendal, Kernan, Meical, Neal, Norval, Oral, Orval, Peal, Ronal, Seal, Terryal, Val, Veejay, Verdell, Verdon, Verdun, Vere, Verge, Vergil, Verill, Verle, Verlin, Verlon, Verlyn, Vernados, Verner, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill, Verroll, Veryl, Vidal, Virgil and Vital. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vernal.

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