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Origin & Meaning

The name Laverne is of French origin.

The meaning of Laverne is "alder tree grove".  

It is also of Latin origin, where its meaning is "spring like".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 8463 in popular baby names for boys with 9 occurrences. 

View the Laverne Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Laverne has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Laverne to other names.


The name Laverne evolved from a surname that was based on a French place name which in turn derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder (tree grove)". It may also be of Latin origin deriving from the workd vernus meaning "spring like".


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Related Names

Variants of the name Laverne include Lavera, La-Vergne, Lavern, Laverna, La-Verne, Lavernia.

Other Tidbits

Laverne falls into the name categories season, tree.

Name Fun

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.