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Boy Name: Laverne

Name: Laverne
Pronunciation: \l(a)-ver-ne, lav(e)-rne\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Laverne's also a girl name)
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Lavrens, Lavrans
Variant forms: Lavern, Levern, Leverne, Luvern, Luverne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 788
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 70908


Laverne \l(a)-ver-ne, lav(e)-rne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Laverne), is of Latin origin. Name of a classical goddess of minor criminals. It is similar-sounding to the romance languages' word for "green" ("vert" or "verde"), and has been mistakenly associated with green trees or springtime. Football player Laveranues Coles.

Laverne has 5 variant forms: Lavern, Levern, Leverne, Luvern and Luverne.

Baby names that sound like Laverne are Lavrens and Lavrans.


Laverne is a somewhat popular first name for men (#788 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#70908 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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