Verna

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See also: verna

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined in the nineteenth century, from Latin vernus (spring-like) or as a feminine of Vernon.

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name
    • 2009 Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness, Chatto & Windus, ISBN 9780701183059, page 196:
      I dislike peppermint flavouring to this day. And the name Verna — I dislike that. It doesn't sound like spring to me, or like green grass or garlands of flowers or girls in flimsy dresses. It sounds more like a trail of obstinate peppermint, - - -

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish Verna in the end of the 19th century. Usually explained as Latin vernus (springlike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋernɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ver‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 19th century feminine form of Verner, in analogy with the rare German name Werna. Also associated with Latin vernus (springlike).

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name.