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What does Vernon mean?

Vernon Pronunciation of Vernon 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


VARIANTS Lavern, Vern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Verney, Vernin





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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)

Vernon reached its peak position of #66 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is currently at #1611. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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?

Popular alternative forms of Vernon (#1611 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%, 98.3%).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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