Gender: Female Meaning of Laverne: "springlike" Origin of Laverne: French

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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Pop Culture References for the name Laverne

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ocjacq50 Says:


Agree with the other posters- I could definitely do without the arbitrary wet toweling of random names. Just give me the etymology and maybe some historical figures, thanks.

Also I think Nameberry's way off the mark here. Laverne went out of fashion around the same time as some other rising comeback names. It dropped out of the top 1000 in late 60s/early 70s, similar to: Adele which picked back up in 2010, Matilda which resurfaced in 2008, and Inez which dropped in 1976 and was cool enough for Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds three years ago. It hits the very coveted "V" trend (Olivia, Evelyn, Savannah, Vivienne, Violet) AND has the more masculine "N" ending that's been trending (Lillian, Madison, Brooklyn, Evelyn (again)). I'd argue that this is a sweet spot name- it's totally recognizable, but not common at all.

Some people might hear it and think of the show Laverne & Shirley, but I think that's more the older generations. I don't think it was popular amongst the 90s babies who are now of child-bearing age and it definitely won't be relevant to our kids.

ParanoidAndroid Says:


To Nameberry, why is Laverne on here for girls? Since 1885, numerous guys have surprisingly been named Laverne. It’s been in the Top1000 for decades and fell off around the 70s.

ParanoidAndroid Says:


Oof. This name hasn’t hit the top 1,000 since the early 1970s and since the early 00’s, it hasn’t been used. But it’s not a bad name after all, I can’t see why it plummeted in popularity to the point of nobody being named Laverne in years.

Zelliew Says:


I find this name "over the top"

amberdaydream Says:


I like this as a middle name especially, but it's a great first name too. I hope the actress Laverne Cox makes it more popular!

EvaThyssen Says:


This name is one of my GPs. Sounds so vintage :)

claraminta Says:


I know, like seriously, you can say positive or neutral stuff about the name in the description but don't give your negative opinions!
(Besides, I like poodle skirts)

MarieLalie Says:


I agree with you. They should write about the name and leave it like that...

lisaskye Says:


I really can't stand when I look up a name only to have nameberry editors vomit all over it. We don't need your opinions, editors. Just tell us about the name and go away!

This name has such positive feelings for me. My favoritest person in the whole world was a great aunt called Laverne. Because of that, it's one of those names that I don't love but would absolutely consider using it in some way to honor my late aunt.