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What does Vernon mean?


Name:
Vernon
Pronunciation:
\v(e)-rnon, ver-non\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
alder grove
Origin:
French
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Popularity

Vernon is a very popular first name for men (#185 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1905 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Vernon \v(e)-rnon, ver-non\ as a boy's name is pronounced VER-non. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Vernon is "alder grove". Place name and aristocratic surname brought to England at the time of the Norman conquest, and used as an English given name in the 19th century. Vern and Verne are related English/French surnames frequently used as short forms of Vernon or Lavern. Statesman Vernon Jordan. Vernon has 9 variant forms: Lavern, Vern, Vernal, Vernard, Verne, Vernee, Vernen, Ve