Lavern

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
111
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lavern mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lavern

"Lavern" is a name of French origin, and it means "Woodland". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

Variant of Laverne.

  1. (chiefly US) A female or male given name.

Notable Persons Named Lavern

LaVern Baker was a blues and rhythm singing and actor. She was most prominent from 1946 to 1967. LaVern was given the name Delores LaVern Baker on November 11th, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. LaVern is also known as Delores Williams, Little Miss Sharecropper, and Bea Baker. She breathed her last breath on March 10th, 1997.

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Eloise Laws is a jazz, rhythm, and blues singing. Eloise was given the name Lavern Eloise Laws on November 6th, 1943 in United States.

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Lavern was born on February 22nd, 1925 in Plainview, TX, USA. He left this life on February 23rd, 1950.

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LaVern Dilweg was a football player. He was most prominent from 1926 to 1934. LaVern was born on November 1st, 1903 in Milwaukee. LaVern is also known as Dilweg and LaVern Ralph. He passed away on January 2nd, 1968.

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LaVern Torgeson was a football player for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. LaVern was born on February 28th, 1929 in La Crosse, Washington. LaVern is also known as Torgeson and LaVern Earle. He passed away on March 20th, 2015.

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LaVern was born on January 1st, 1900 in Murray, Utah. She passed away on January 27th, 1980.

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How popular is the baby name Lavern in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1893 5 5 0
1896 5 0 5
1897 14 9 5
1898 8 8 0
1899 6 0 6
1900 13 7 6
1901 8 8 0
1902 14 9 5
1903 6 6 0
1904 15 8 7
1905 21 8 13
1906 8 0 8
1907 17 8 9
1908 25 15 10
1909 30 14 16
1910 34 17 17
1911 48 24 24
1912 72 18 54
1913 101 34 67
1914 140 53 87
1915 203 68 135
1916 207 64 143
1917 254 100 154
1918 318 128 190
1919 331 112 219
1920 367 131 236
1921 393 140 253
1922 390 119 271
1923 418 131 287
1924 435 145 290
1925 383 127 256
1926 388 143 245
1927 416 142 274
1928 388 125 263
1929 371 118 253
1930 390 128 262
1931 355 104 251
1932 366 120 246
1933 331 105 226
1934 353 105 248
1935 321 112 209
1936 268 94 174
1937 290 87 203
1938 286 98 188
1939 242 73 169
1940 257 83 174
1941 250 95 155
1942 255 104 151
1943 228 80 148
1944 224 94 130
1945 232 112 120
1946 241 113 128
1947 248 122 126
1948 239 112 127
1949 213 93 120
1950 210 83 127
1951 180 95 85
1952 246 132 114
1953 206 103 103
1954 223 139 84
1955 286 177 109
1956 260 161 99
1957 275 185 90
1958 240 160 80
1959 233 164 69
1960 237 142 95
1961 188 116 72
1962 174 108 66
1963 169 113 56
1964 150 97 53
1965 126 72 54
1966 127 66 61
1967 119 70 49
1968 105 57 48
1969 91 43 48
1970 97 59 38
1971 83 45 38
1972 69 33 36
1973 61 28 33
1974 64 32 32
1975 53 31 22
1976 52 23 29
1977 48 27 21
1978 19 6 13
1979 34 15 19
1980 37 16 21
1981 39 14 25
1982 28 11 17
1983 28 13 15
1984 32 12 20
1985 25 8 17
1986 40 15 25
1987 31 10 21
1988 36 16 20
1989 30 11 19
1990 40 15 25
1991 27 12 15
1992 26 8 18
1993 30 7 23
1994 17 5 12
1995 19 0 19
1996 21 0 21
1997 15 6 9
1998 12 0 12
1999 17 0 17
2000 24 0 24
2001 21 0 21
2002 23 0 23
2003 20 0 20
2004 20 0 20
2005 19 0 19
2006 30 7 23
2007 18 0 18
2008 23 0 23
2009 27 0 27
2010 28 0 28
2011 20 0 20
2012 17 0 17
2013 25 0 25
2014 24 0 24
2015 20 0 20
2016 22 0 22
2017 18 0 18

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Popularity of Lavern as a first name

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Popularity of Lavern as a last name

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Common last names for Lavern

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Larson
  • Thompson
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lavern U.S.
  White 69.37% 64.26%
  African American 24.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lavern

People with the last name Lavern are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lavern

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  • How Popular is the name Lavern? Lavern is the 1,843rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Lavern was the 148,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lavern have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,833 babies born with the first name Lavern in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lavern to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lavern? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lavern first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lavern is Friday, May 26th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Lavern born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lavern was in 1924 with a total of 290 babies.
  • Random Lavern Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lavern ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 37 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Lavern: Your name in reverse order is Nreval. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vlearn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lavern? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 111 people with the last name Lavern.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lavern? Lavern is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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