Verna

First Name
69k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Verna

"Verna" is a name of American origin, and it means "Feminine form of Verne". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Coined in the nineteenth century, from Latin vernus (“spring-like”) or as a feminine of Vernon.

  1. A female given name

Verna was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Verna

Verna Bloom is an actress. Her career lasted from 1967 to 2003. Verna was born on August 7th, 1939 in Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Verna Felton was an actress. Verna was given the name Verna Arline Felton on July 20th, 1890 in Salinas, California, U.S. She left this life on December 14th, 1966.

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Charlene Holt was an actress, model, and actor. She was most active from 1962 to 1980. Charlene was given the name Verna Charlene Stavely on April 28th, 1928 in Snyder, Texas, U.S. Charlene is also known as Verna Charlene Stavely. She left this life on April 5th, 1996.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1963. Martha was given the name Verna Martha Wentworth on June 2nd, 1889 in New York City. She left this life on March 8th, 1974.

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Verna Fields was a film editing, sound editor (filmmaking), film editor, and sound editor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1975. Verna was given the name Verna Hellman on March 21st, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She breathed her last breath on November 30th, 1982.

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Verna was born on February 16th, 1910. She passed away on November 22nd, 1987.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Verna

Tony was born on November 26th, 1933. He died on January 18th, 2015.

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Bill was born in 1929 in Perth.

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Mary was born in 1927. She left this life on December 4th, 2009.

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Anna C. Verna is an office holder. Anna was born on April 15th, 1931 in Philadelphia.

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Carlos Verna is a Senator, for La Pampa Province, and Governor of La Pampa. Carlos was born on May 8th, 1946 in América, Buenos Aires.

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John of La Verna was an italian friar minor. John was born in 1259 in Fermo. John is also known as John of Fermo. He passed away in 1322.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 46 46 0
1881 30 30 0
1882 76 76 0
1883 108 103 5
1884 87 87 0
1885 108 108 0
1886 134 134 0
1887 129 129 0
1888 165 165 0
1889 174 174 0
1890 244 244 0
1891 203 203 0
1892 246 246 0
1893 292 292 0
1894 310 310 0
1895 326 326 0
1896 326 326 0
1897 350 350 0
1898 410 410 0
1899 329 329 0
1900 412 412 0
1901 367 361 6
1902 444 436 8
1903 424 424 0
1904 434 429 5
1905 494 488 6
1906 533 533 0
1907 538 538 0
1908 549 549 0
1909 588 582 6
1910 626 626 0
1911 646 639 7
1912 914 914 0
1913 1,046 1,038 8
1914 1,235 1,226 9
1915 1,584 1,570 14
1916 1,729 1,713 16
1917 1,804 1,799 5
1918 1,885 1,873 12
1919 1,835 1,816 19
1920 1,866 1,851 15
1921 1,831 1,813 18
1922 1,714 1,693 21
1923 1,724 1,713 11
1924 1,673 1,661 12
1925 1,628 1,613 15
1926 1,607 1,587 20
1927 1,551 1,534 17
1928 1,471 1,458 13
1929 1,353 1,341 12
1930 1,369 1,358 11
1931 1,227 1,213 14
1932 1,190 1,175 15
1933 1,090 1,078 12
1934 1,050 1,040 10
1935 987 980 7
1936 958 950 8
1937 948 934 14
1938 936 927 9
1939 927 927 0
1940 874 865 9
1941 862 862 0
1942 877 872 5
1943 888 880 8
1944 738 733 5
1945 727 719 8
1946 742 742 0
1947 783 778 5
1948 685 680 5
1949 746 737 9
1950 726 720 6
1951 676 666 10
1952 655 655 0
1953 657 652 5
1954 584 584 0
1955 626 616 10
1956 613 607 6
1957 612 604 8
1958 545 545 0
1959 516 511 5
1960 533 533 0
1961 472 466 6
1962 414 409 5
1963 366 359 7
1964 360 354 6
1965 274 274 0
1966 286 286 0
1967 273 273 0
1968 193 188 5
1969 213 213 0
1970 203 196 7
1971 177 177 0
1972 148 148 0
1973 117 117 0
1974 107 107 0
1975 103 103 0
1976 98 98 0
1977 77 77 0
1978 79 74 5
1979 68 68 0
1980 56 56 0
1981 78 78 0
1982 79 79 0
1983 69 69 0
1984 46 46 0
1985 43 43 0
1986 42 42 0
1987 40 40 0
1988 41 41 0
1989 43 43 0
1990 33 33 0
1991 40 40 0
1992 30 30 0
1993 42 42 0
1994 45 45 0
1995 28 28 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 37 37 0
1999 27 27 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 23 23 0
2003 27 27 0
2004 27 27 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 27 27 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 34 34 0
2009 15 15 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 25 25 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 35 35 0
2015 25 25 0
2016 39 39 0
2017 32 32 0

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Popularity of Verna as a first name

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Popularity of Verna as a last name

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Common last names for Verna

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Nelson
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Peterson

Common first names for Verna

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Verna U.S.
  White 73.59% 64.26%
  African American 15.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Verna

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

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Fun Facts about the name Verna

  • What name lists does Verna rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Verna? Verna is the 823rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Verna was the 20,057th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Verna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69,317 babies born with the first name Verna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Verna to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Verna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 46 new born babies.
  • When was Verna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Verna is Wednesday, February 8th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Verna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Verna was in 1918 with a total of 1,873 babies. That's a lot of babies named Verna!
  • Random Verna Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Verna ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 15 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Verna: Your name in reverse order is Anrev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evran. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Verna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,333 people with the last name Verna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Verna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Verna as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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