Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Nineteenth century invention, possibly from the Californian town La Verne, named in the belief that it means "the green" in French. Laverne is a genuine French surname, from Gaulish la verne "the alder (tree place)" but - as in the case of Leroy - there is no apparent reason to turn it into an American given name.

Examples

  • 03 / 10 / 2009 LAVERNE - Residents in Laverne were forced to evacuate when a large wildfire threatened the Harper County town on Monday.

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  • 03 / 10 / 2009 LAVERNE - Residents in Laverne were forced to evacuate when a large wildfire threatened the Harper County town on Monday.

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  • 03 / 10 / 2009 LAVERNE - Residents in Laverne were forced to evacuate when a large wildfire threatened the Harper County town on Monday.

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  • 03 / 10 / 2009 LAVERNE - Residents in Laverne were forced to evacuate when a large wildfire threatened the Harper County town on Monday.

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  • Laverne is lying in bed, her breathing shallow and pained.

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  • If anyone has addresses or phone numbers for any of the following individuals, please call Laverne at (936) 295-8724.

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  • Other times, if they don't ask, the cake decorator doesn't add any extra flourishes, for fear that "Laverne" could be a man, so wouldn't like pink roses, or roses at all.

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  • One ship record says she was born in Carroll County, TN -- in 1870 there is a 'Laverne' Mitchum (or Mitchen) born ca 1868 and sister Lean(?) born ca 1869 living there.

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  • When "Laverne" was offered to local stations in the early '80s, it brought record-breaking prices for a half-hour sitcom.

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  • At ABC, the network that brought viewers iconic comedies such as Laverne

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