Laverne

First Name
56k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
399
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Laverne

"Laverne" is a name of American origin, and it means "The Alder Tree". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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19th-century invention, possibly from the Californian town La Verne, named in the belief that it means "the green" in French. Laverne is a genuine French surname, from Gaulish la verne "the alder (tree place)" but - as in the case of Leroy - there is no apparent reason to turn it into an American given name.

  1. (chiefly US) A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Laverne

Laverne Cox is an actor, reality television, television producer, activism, actress, reality television star, and activist. Laverne was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Chip Fields is a singer, actress, television director, consultant, dialogue coach, singing, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1973. Chip was given the name Laverne Fields on August 5th, 1951 in New York City, New York, U.S. Chip is also known as Chip Hurd and Chip Fields–Hurd.

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L. Scott Caldwell is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1978 to 1978. L. was given the name Laverne Scott on April 17th, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. L. is also known as Scotty Caldwell.

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LaVerne was born on December 2nd, 1973 in Davenport, Iowa.

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LaVerne was born on September 15th, 1981 in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands. LaVerne is also known as Jones and LaVerne Janet.

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Laverne was born on October 10th, 1905 in Louisiana. Laverne is also known as LaVerne Harding and Verne Harding. She breathed her last breath on September 25th, 1984.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Laverne

Lauren Laverne is a disc jockey, television presenter, singer, author, and comedian. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Lauren was given the name Lauren Cecilia Gofton on April 28th, 1978 in Sunderland, England.

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Andy was born on December 4th, 1947.

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Thomas was born on March 7th, 1917 in New York. He left this life on August 8th, 1994.

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Henry Laverne was a stage actor, film actor, comedian, humorist, and occasional singer. Henry was given the name Henri Allum in 1888 in Boulogne-sur-Mer. He breathed his last breath in 1953.

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Eugène was born on April 13th, 1866. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1941.

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Henri was born on June 4th, 1868 in Paris. He died on December 30th, 1901.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 13 7 6
1886 6 6 0
1888 12 5 7
1889 15 8 7
1890 16 9 7
1891 6 6 0
1892 18 12 6
1893 10 10 0
1894 21 15 6
1895 26 20 6
1896 35 26 9
1897 32 24 8
1898 36 26 10
1899 26 26 0
1900 50 39 11
1901 50 42 8
1902 49 37 12
1903 51 41 10
1904 61 47 14
1905 77 53 24
1906 89 73 16
1907 83 58 25
1908 114 91 23
1909 125 100 25
1910 160 134 26
1911 181 136 45
1912 304 225 79
1913 407 288 119
1914 541 379 162
1915 795 564 231
1916 885 642 243
1917 1,037 762 275
1918 1,308 965 343
1919 1,281 944 337
1920 1,469 1,094 375
1921 1,568 1,163 405
1922 1,628 1,214 414
1923 1,720 1,306 414
1924 1,785 1,383 402
1925 1,736 1,335 401
1926 1,726 1,327 399
1927 1,754 1,333 421
1928 1,721 1,293 428
1929 1,564 1,195 369
1930 1,497 1,096 401
1931 1,437 1,042 395
1932 1,293 927 366
1933 1,160 861 299
1934 1,143 820 323
1935 1,085 785 300
1936 987 711 276
1937 997 692 305
1938 922 637 285
1939 816 617 199
1940 810 579 231
1941 806 565 241
1942 808 588 220
1943 748 536 212
1944 709 517 192
1945 757 598 159
1946 779 609 170
1947 780 603 177
1948 809 661 148
1949 717 605 112
1950 727 606 121
1951 742 620 122
1952 694 588 106
1953 646 535 111
1954 618 511 107
1955 756 655 101
1956 677 592 85
1957 686 601 85
1958 585 525 60
1959 607 537 70
1960 578 498 80
1961 522 452 70
1962 471 410 61
1963 470 404 66
1964 388 336 52
1965 341 291 50
1966 332 282 50
1967 259 216 43
1968 263 219 44
1969 210 164 46
1970 202 162 40
1971 178 153 25
1972 142 113 29
1973 126 101 25
1974 116 86 30
1975 97 79 18
1976 112 89 23
1977 101 81 20
1978 70 52 18
1979 58 42 16
1980 53 31 22
1981 49 36 13
1982 55 45 10
1983 36 27 9
1984 35 26 9
1985 35 21 14
1986 23 15 8
1987 23 13 10
1988 27 19 8
1989 27 19 8
1990 28 18 10
1991 21 16 5
1992 23 15 8
1993 18 13 5
1994 23 13 10
1995 13 6 7
1996 12 5 7
1997 13 5 8
1998 8 8 0
1999 10 0 10
2000 9 0 9
2001 5 0 5
2002 8 0 8
2003 10 5 5
2004 7 0 7
2005 8 0 8
2006 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5
2009 5 0 5
2010 8 0 8
2012 5 0 5
2013 5 0 5
2014 9 0 9
2015 10 0 10
2016 6 0 6

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Popularity of Laverne as a first name

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Popularity of Laverne as a last name

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Common last names for Laverne

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laverne U.S.
  White 74.94% 64.26%
  African American 13.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laverne

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

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Fun Facts about the name Laverne

  • How Popular is the name Laverne? Laverne is the 915th most popular name of all time. As a last name Laverne was the 52,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Laverne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,062 babies born with the first name Laverne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laverne to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laverne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Laverne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laverne is Monday, February 27th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Laverne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laverne was in 1924 with a total of 1,383 babies. That's a lot of babies named Laverne!
  • Random Laverne Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laverne ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 15 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Laverne: Your name in reverse order is Enreval. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evnelar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laverne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 399 people with the last name Laverne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laverne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Laverne as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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