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Origin: Latin, French

Meaning: the name of the Roman goddess of thieves and the underworld. Though there's no clear etymology to her name, it could be related to Latin latere (robber); lavare (referring to bath thieves); or from levare (shop lifters).

Laverna could also be a variant form of Laverne, derived from a French place name derived from a Gaulish word vern meaning "alder", though it's also been associated with Latin vernus meaning "of spring" or "springlike".


  • Laverne
  • Lavern (a unisex name)

Masculine forms:
  • LaVern
  • Lavern