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Name Verna

Origin:From a Old French word for alderTools:

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Languages of use:English
Popularity:no rank in any popularity list in this database
Similarly written:Verna, Erna, Vera, Vera, Verena, Verina, Verona, Vesna, Virna, Aarna     Details
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About Vernon/Verna, the group of names with the same origin as Verna

Language of origin:Old French
Info about origin, female:sometimes understood by people to be related to Latin ver (spring) or vernus (of spring)
Info about origin, male:from an aristocratic family name, brought to England by the Normans
 the name contains the word vern (alder), so maybe the family name derives from a place name with a meaning of alder tree forest or similar
Words:vern = the alder (a tree)  Old French
Topics:Family name, Geographic name
Variants' top ranks:188:Vernon USA 1960-1969
Name variants:Verna, Vernetta, Vernon   Sortable list   Details