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

The name Laverne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "springlike". Laverne and is often added to lists like Names That Mean New Beginnings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Laverne

LaVerne Sophia Andrews, American singer of the Andrews Sisters
Laverne Cox, American transgender actress and activist
(Emily) Laverne Harding, American animator
LaVerne Janet Jones-Ferrette, U.S. Virgin Islands sprinter
LaVerne Erickson Krause, American painter and printmaker

Pop Culture References for the name Laverne

Laverne DeFazio, main character on TV's "Laverne & Shirley"
Laverne Roberts, character on TV's "Scrubs"
Lenore La Verne, stage name of Elly Chiply (actress who marries Harold Westbrook) in the Edna Ferber novel "Show Boat" (1926)

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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.