Laverne Origin and Meaning

The name Laverne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "springlike".

A name better left where it is, embroidered on a fifties poodle skirt.

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Famous People Named Laverne

  • LaVerne Sophia AndrewsAmerican singer of the Andrews Sisters
  • Laverne CoxAmerican transgender actress and activist
  • (Emily) Laverne HardingAmerican animator
  • LaVerne Janet JonesFerrette, U.S. Virgin Islands sprinter
  • LaVerne Erickson KrauseAmerican painter and printmaker

Laverne in Pop Culture

  • Laverne DeFaziomain character on TV's "Laverne & Shirley"
  • Laverne Robertscharacter on TV's "Scrubs"
  • Lenore La Vernestage name of Elly Chiply (actress who marries Harold Westbrook) in the Edna Ferber novel "Show Boat" (1926)
  • Laverne Holtmother of Captain Raymond Holt on TV’s “Brooklyn 99”
  • Laverne Hookscharacter in the "Police Academy" Film series
  • Laverne FrenskyFrancine Frensky's mom in "Arthur", 1996 comedy series

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