US Popularity:11938
Other Origin(s):British, Latin, Norse
Meaning:From the alder tree grove; Dweller among the ferns; Spring; Defend, protect
Verne is a short, sweet, gender-neutral name that packs plenty of meanings and origins in its single syllable. A possible nickname for monikers like Vernon and Laverne, this name comes from the Old French word verne and means “from the alder tree grove.” It can also come from the Old English word fearn, meaning “dweller among the ferns,” and the French verdi, meaning “spring.” This makes Verne a great choice to encourage your little one’s connection to nature. For a more edgier choice, Verne also comes from the Old Norse word verne, meaning “defend” or “protect,” and giving your little one a guardian-like spirit. Verne was a popular choice back in the day, reaching its peak from the 1880s to 1930s, and can be an awesome vintage moniker to celebrate baby’s old soul.

Famous People Named Verne

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  • Jules Verne

Verne Name Popularity Data

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in 1962
- 1468
from 1960
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