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Origin & Meaning

The name Vernon is of French origin.

The meaning of Vernon is "alder grove".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "place of alder trees".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1404 in baby name popularity for boys with 119 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Vernon include Verney.

The name Verna is a form of Vernon.

Vernon has the diminutive (nickname) Vern.

Other Tidbits

Vernon falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Vernon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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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.