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Vernon

First Name
148k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
17k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Origin and Meaning of Vernon

User Submitted Origins

American
48%
French
29%
Gaelic
17%
African
6%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Oman and the United Kingdom agree the name Vernon means "Alder tree".
  2. A user from Puerto Rico says the name Vernon is of French origin and means "Type of tree".
  3. According to a user from Turkey, the name Vernon is of Albanian origin and means "Curly".
  4. A user from Australia says the name Vernon means "Spring like; youthful".
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Vernon means "God".
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Wiktionary

From Transalpine Gaulish uerna (“alder”) (from Proto-Celtic *wernā, from Proto-Indo-European *wern-) + -o, -onis (locative suffix, literally “place of alder trees”).

  1. A town in Normandy, France.
  2. A village in Languedoc, France.
  3. An English habitational surname​, originally a Norman baronial name, derived from the town in Normandy.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname, of 19th century and later usage.
  5. A city in British Columbia, Canada; named for Forbes George Vernon, former MLA for British Columbia.
  6. A locale in the United States.
    1. A town in Connecticut; named for George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.
    2. A city, the county seat of Wilbarger County, Texas; named for Mount Vernon.
    3. A town in Wisconsin.
    4. A town and village in New York.
    5. A town in Vermont; named for Mount Vernon.
    6. A city, the county seat of Lamar County, Alabama.
    7. A village in Michigan; named for its township, itself for Mount Vernon.
    8. A neighborhood of Ottawa, Ontario.
    9. A city in Florida; named for Mount Vernon.
    10. A town in Utah; named for early settler Joseph Vernon.
    11. A city in Los Angeles County, California.
    12. A village in Illinois; named for railroad official William Vernon.
    13. A census-designated place in Arizona; named for American educator, minister and bishop William Tecumseh Vernon.
    14. A census-designated place in Colorado; named for a local minister.
    15. A neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
    16. An unincorporated community in Delaware.
    17. An unincorporated community in Kansas.
    18. An unincorporated community in Jasper County, Mississippi.
    19. An unincorporated community in Madison County, Mississippi.
    20. An unincorporated community in Winston County, Mississippi.
    21. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for William Tecumseh Vernon.
    22. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.

Notable Persons Named Vernon

Notable Persons Named Vernon

David Koresh

David Koresh was a religious leader of branch davidians, branch davidians, and religious leader ofbranch davidians. David was given the name Vernon Wayne Howell on August 17th, 1959 in Houston, Texas, U.S. David is also known as Howell and Vernon Wayne (birth name). He died on April 19th, 1993.

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Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1967. Vernon was given the name Vernon George Wells on December 31st, 1945 in Rushworth, Victoria. Vernon is also known as Vernon G. Wells.

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Vernon Davis

Vernon Davis is a football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Vernon was born on January 31st, 1984 in Washington, D.C.

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Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay is a television presenter, disc jockey, stand-up comedy, dj, and comedian. He has been prominent since 1995. Vernon was given the name Vernon Charles Kay on April 28th, 1974 in Bolton.

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Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid is an alternative metal and funk metal musician. He plays ESP Mirage Series and Parker Guitars. He has been prominent since 1979. Vernon was given the name Vernon Alphonsus Reid on August 22nd, 1958.

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Vernon Fiddler

Vernon Fiddler is a hockey player for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Vernon was born on May 9th, 1980 in Edmonton.

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  • Vernon L. Smith
    Economist
  • Vernon Joseph Baker
    Military Person
  • Vernon Wells
    Baseball Player
  • Vernon Bogdanor
    Scientist
  • Vernon A. Walters
    United States Ambassador to Germany
  • Vernon Coaker
    For Gedling
  • Vernon Duke
    Songwriter
  • Vernon Macklin
    Basketball Player
  • Vernon Dalhart
    Singing
  • Vernon Philander
  • Vernon E. Clark
    Raytheon
  • V. R. Parton
    Teacher
  • Vernon Ehlers
    Congressman
  • Vernon Turner
    Football Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vernon

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vernon

Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon is an indie rock, folk music, and baroque pop singer-songwriter and musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Banjo, Bass guitar, Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Piano, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1998. Justin was given the name Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon on April 30th, 1981 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.

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John Vernon

His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1956. John was given the name Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz on February 24th, 1932 in Zehner, Saskatchewan. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 2005.

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Conrad Vernon

Conrad Vernon is a director, storyboard artist, writer, voice actor, film director, and voice acting. His ongoing career started in 1991. Conrad was born on July 11th, 1968 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is an actress. Kate was born as the child of John Vernon on April 21st, 1961 in Canada.

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Gary Levox

Gary Levox is a country music singing and songwriter. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1997. Gary was given the name Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. on July 10th, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Ursula Vernon

Ursula Vernon is a comics creator.

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Common last names for Vernon

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Lewis
  • Jackson

Common first names for Vernon

  • James
  • William
  • John
  • Robert
  • Mary
  • Charles
  • George
  • Richard
  • Thomas
  • Arthur
  • Dorothy
  • Edward
  • Joseph
  • Helen
  • Frank
  • Elizabeth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vernon U.S.
  White 76.44% 64.26%
  African American 16.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vernon

People with the last name Vernon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Vernon

  • What name lists does Vernon rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Vernon? Vernon is the 493rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vernon was the 2,070th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Vernon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 147,675 babies born with the first name Vernon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vernon to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Vernon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 56 new born babies.
  • When was Vernon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vernon is Sunday, October 28th, 1855.
  • What year had the most people named Vernon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vernon was in 1920 with a total of 3,145 babies. That's a lot of babies named Vernon!
  • Random Vernon Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vernon ranks 69th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 22 babies in Florida have the same name in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Vernon: The name spelled backwards is Nonrev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ovnnre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vernon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,480 people with the last name Vernon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vernon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Vernon as their last name.
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