Vern

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vern

"Vern" is a name of American origin, and it means "Alder tree". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Vern

Vern Gosdin was a country music and gospel music singing and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2009. Vern was given the name Vernon Gosdin on August 5th, 1934. He passed away on April 28th, 2009.

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Vern Yip is a tv host and interior designer. Vern was born on June 27th, 1968.

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Vern was born on May 8th, 1951 in Detroit.

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Vern was born on January 27th, 1962 in New Zealand.

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Vern Mikkelsen is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was most active from 1949 to 1959. Vern was born on October 21st, 1928 in Parlier, California.

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Vern Law is a baseball player. Vern was born on March 12th, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vern

Alain was born on May 8th, 1948.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 19 0 19
1881 18 0 18
1882 28 0 28
1883 23 0 23
1884 20 0 20
1885 29 0 29
1886 22 0 22
1887 28 0 28
1888 28 0 28
1889 29 0 29
1890 37 5 32
1891 40 7 33
1892 41 0 41
1893 40 0 40
1894 40 6 34
1895 43 0 43
1896 36 0 36
1897 27 0 27
1898 34 0 34
1899 30 0 30
1900 43 7 36
1901 38 6 32
1902 30 0 30
1903 28 0 28
1904 27 0 27
1905 39 6 33
1906 40 0 40
1907 46 5 41
1908 51 7 44
1909 50 6 44
1910 40 6 34
1911 51 7 44
1912 96 9 87
1913 132 11 121
1914 168 13 155
1915 225 13 212
1916 223 13 210
1917 212 12 200
1918 262 18 244
1919 239 8 231
1920 282 8 274
1921 276 15 261
1922 279 13 266
1923 253 12 241
1924 260 17 243
1925 251 10 241
1926 236 15 221
1927 231 11 220
1928 216 9 207
1929 194 10 184
1930 229 8 221
1931 201 0 201
1932 161 6 155
1933 171 9 162
1934 186 11 175
1935 165 13 152
1936 164 10 154
1937 161 8 153
1938 167 7 160
1939 157 8 149
1940 171 6 165
1941 153 6 147
1942 159 0 159
1943 157 5 152
1944 165 0 165
1945 154 7 147
1946 160 0 160
1947 159 0 159
1948 198 7 191
1949 152 6 146
1950 148 8 140
1951 152 0 152
1952 143 0 143
1953 176 6 170
1954 216 9 207
1955 172 5 167
1956 179 6 173
1957 169 8 161
1958 135 0 135
1959 171 8 163
1960 138 5 133
1961 149 0 149
1962 132 5 127
1963 119 0 119
1964 103 0 103
1965 101 6 95
1966 88 5 83
1967 65 0 65
1968 69 6 63
1969 47 0 47
1970 71 6 65
1971 35 0 35
1972 49 0 49
1973 27 0 27
1974 34 0 34
1975 37 0 37
1976 35 0 35
1977 32 0 32
1978 32 0 32
1979 22 0 22
1980 19 0 19
1981 20 0 20
1982 26 0 26
1983 29 0 29
1984 20 0 20
1985 22 0 22
1986 30 0 30
1987 14 0 14
1988 14 0 14
1989 20 0 20
1990 17 0 17
1991 13 0 13
1992 12 0 12
1993 15 0 15
1994 15 0 15
1995 7 0 7
1996 9 0 9
1997 9 0 9
1998 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2000 9 0 9
2001 6 0 6
2002 9 0 9
2003 6 0 6
2005 7 0 7
2007 8 0 8
2013 8 0 8
2016 7 0 7

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Popularity of Vern as a first name

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Popularity of Vern as a last name

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Common last names for Vern

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Nelson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Allen
  • Campbell
  • Peterson

Fun Facts about the name Vern

  • What name lists does Vern rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Vern? Vern is the 2,264th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vern have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,947 babies born with the first name Vern in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vern to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vern? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Vern first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vern is Wednesday, May 27th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Vern born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vern was in 1920 with a total of 274 babies.
  • Random Vern Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vern ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 13 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Vern: Your name in reverse order is Nrev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vnre. How do you pronounce that?

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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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