Vernon

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147k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
17k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vernon

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

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An Anglo-Norman baronial surname derived from place names in Normandy, from Transalpine Gaulish ver(n) "alder" + -o, -onis (a locative suffix), hence "place of alder trees".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname since the nineteenth century.
  3. A city in British Columbia, Canada.
  4. A city in Alabama.
  5. A city in California.
  6. A census-designated place in Colorado.
  7. A town in Connecticut.
  8. A city in Florida.
  9. A village in Illinois.
  10. A town in Indiana.
  11. A village in Michigan.
  12. A town and village in New York.
  13. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma.
  14. A city in Texas.
  15. A town in Utah.
  16. A town in Vermont.
  17. A town in Wisconsin.

Notable Persons Named Vernon

David Koresh was a religious leader of branch davidians, branch davidians, and religious leader ofbranch davidians. David was given the name Vernon Wayne Howell on August 17th, 1959 in Houston, Texas, U.S. David is also known as Howell and Vernon Wayne (birth name). He died on April 19th, 1993.

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Vernon Wells is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1967. Vernon was given the name Vernon George Wells on December 31st, 1945 in Rushworth, Victoria. Vernon is also known as Vernon G. Wells.

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Vernon Davis is a football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Vernon was born on January 31st, 1984 in Washington, D.C.

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Vernon Kay is a television presenter, disc jockey, stand-up comedy, dj, and comedian. He has been prominent since 1995. Vernon was given the name Vernon Charles Kay on April 28th, 1974 in Bolton.

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Vernon Reid is an alternative metal and funk metal musician. He plays ESP Mirage Series and Parker Guitars. He has been prominent since 1979. Vernon was given the name Vernon Alphonsus Reid on August 22nd, 1958.

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Vernon Fiddler is a hockey player for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Vernon was born on May 9th, 1980 in Edmonton.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Vernon

Justin Vernon is an indie rock, folk music, and baroque pop singer-songwriter and musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Banjo, Bass guitar, Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Piano, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1998. Justin was given the name Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon on April 30th, 1981 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1956. John was given the name Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz on February 24th, 1932 in Zehner, Saskatchewan. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 2005.

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Conrad Vernon is a director, storyboard artist, writer, voice actor, film director, and voice acting. His ongoing career started in 1991. Conrad was born on July 11th, 1968 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Kate Vernon is an actress. Kate was born as the child of John Vernon on April 21st, 1961 in Canada.

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Gary Levox is a country music singing and songwriter. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1997. Gary was given the name Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. on July 10th, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Ursula Vernon is a comics creator.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 56 0 56
1881 62 5 57
1882 53 0 53
1883 46 0 46
1884 50 0 50
1885 76 5 71
1886 73 0 73
1887 79 0 79
1888 78 0 78
1889 83 10 73
1890 89 6 83
1891 105 9 96
1892 115 7 108
1893 112 0 112
1894 139 8 131
1895 142 11 131
1896 144 15 129
1897 163 11 152
1898 150 7 143
1899 140 10 130
1900 186 16 170
1901 137 8 129
1902 188 13 175
1903 190 11 179
1904 192 14 178
1905 223 14 209
1906 231 8 223 #97 boy name
1907 236 14 222
1908 298 13 285 #93 boy name
1909 300 16 284 #97 boy name
1910 368 17 351 #94 boy name
1911 425 7 418 #96 boy name
1912 912 23 889 #90 boy name
1913 1,175 32 1,143 #83 boy name
1914 1,477 22 1,455 #83 boy name
1915 2,105 45 2,060 #80 boy name
1916 2,329 41 2,288 #75 boy name
1917 2,513 50 2,463 #71 boy name
1918 3,020 49 2,971 #66 boy name
1919 2,990 61 2,929 #65 boy name
1920 3,200 55 3,145 #65 boy name
1921 3,123 54 3,069 #68 boy name
1922 3,067 64 3,003 #68 boy name
1923 3,006 47 2,959 #67 boy name
1924 3,060 53 3,007 #68 boy name
1925 2,965 54 2,911 #67 boy name
1926 3,001 51 2,950 #66 boy name
1927 2,910 55 2,855 #71 boy name
1928 2,901 46 2,855 #69 boy name
1929 2,711 33 2,678 #71 boy name
1930 2,743 41 2,702 #72 boy name
1931 2,512 46 2,466 #74 boy name
1932 2,455 26 2,429 #78 boy name
1933 2,233 28 2,205 #83 boy name
1934 2,258 32 2,226 #89 boy name
1935 2,140 29 2,111 #94 boy name
1936 2,052 24 2,028 #93 boy name
1937 2,095 19 2,076 #96 boy name
1938 1,968 12 1,956
1939 2,011 17 1,994 #100 boy name
1940 1,956 16 1,940
1941 1,995 20 1,975
1942 2,124 23 2,101
1943 2,119 26 2,093
1944 1,939 14 1,925
1945 1,944 11 1,933
1946 1,980 13 1,967
1947 2,140 26 2,114
1948 2,052 21 2,031
1949 1,969 17 1,952
1950 2,021 17 2,004
1951 2,125 22 2,103
1952 2,100 15 2,085
1953 2,086 24 2,062
1954 2,115 18 2,097
1955 2,050 16 2,034
1956 2,068 19 2,049
1957 1,993 16 1,977
1958 1,942 17 1,925
1959 1,806 15 1,791
1960 1,848 19 1,829
1961 1,790 20 1,770
1962 1,688 18 1,670
1963 1,589 14 1,575
1964 1,577 7 1,570
1965 1,357 0 1,357
1966 1,296 14 1,282
1967 1,145 0 1,145
1968 1,156 14 1,142
1969 1,082 11 1,071
1970 1,101 13 1,088
1971 954 11 943
1972 876 11 865
1973 801 10 791
1974 759 7 752
1975 698 10 688
1976 658 10 648
1977 704 6 698
1978 627 7 620
1979 639 5 634
1980 711 6 705
1981 631 0 631
1982 584 12 572
1983 560 0 560
1984 559 8 551
1985 554 7 547
1986 447 0 447
1987 494 6 488
1988 463 0 463
1989 408 0 408
1990 394 0 394
1991 382 0 382
1992 323 0 323
1993 306 0 306
1994 277 0 277
1995 236 0 236
1996 252 0 252
1997 232 0 232
1998 215 0 215
1999 212 0 212
2000 191 0 191
2001 180 0 180
2002 174 0 174
2003 170 0 170
2004 144 0 144
2005 134 0 134
2006 141 0 141
2007 145 0 145
2008 135 0 135
2009 114 0 114
2010 136 0 136
2011 115 0 115
2012 117 0 117
2013 111 0 111
2014 121 0 121
2015 102 0 102
2016 109 0 109

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Popularity of Vernon as a first name

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Popularity of Vernon as a last name

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Common last names for Vernon

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • Jackson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vernon U.S.
  White 76.44% 64.26%
  African American 16.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vernon

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

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Fun Facts about the name Vernon

  • How Popular is the name Vernon? Vernon is the 482nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vernon was the 2,070th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vernon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 147,309 babies born with the first name Vernon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vernon to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vernon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 56 new born babies.
  • When was Vernon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vernon is Sunday, October 28th, 1855.
  • What year had the most people named Vernon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vernon was in 1920 with a total of 3,145 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vernon!
  • Random Vernon Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vernon ranks 69th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 55 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Vernon: Your name in reverse order is Nonrev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Renonv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vernon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,480 people with the last name Vernon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vernon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Vernon as their last name.

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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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