Verna

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin vernus, -a, -um = 'of spring', 'vernal' [1] [2]

2) Female form of Verner (see Warinheri) [1] [3] [2]

3) Swedish värna = 'to protect' [1]

4) Short form of Old High German names beginning with Wern- (see VAR) [4]

Related Names

Verna
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Werna
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Värna
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish
Väärna
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Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Verna
Genitive: Vernas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Verna
Genitive: Vernan
Partitive: Vernaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Verna
Genitive: Vernas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Verna
Genitive: Vernas

Name Days

Finland Finland

11 April

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

11 April

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
1606
n.a.
1606 0 0
Sweden Sweden[6]
119 352 119 352 0 0
Denmark Denmark[7]
36
n.a.
35
n.a.
1
n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
13
n.a.
13
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
3 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Verna.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/