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Van Meaning


What does Van mean?

The name Van is of Dutch origin.

The meaning of Van is "of, dyke".

It is also of English and Vietnamese origin, where its meaning is "cloud or male".

Van is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Van.

The Given Name Van

The weather name Van, has a wonderfully simple quality.

A wonderfully classic name.

Van has no variant spellings.

Van falls into the weather name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Van Heflin, and Van Morrison.

Van Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 911 in baby name popularity for boys with 234 occurrences. It ranked 6,342 in baby name popularity for girls with 20 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 827 in baby name popularity for boys with 271 occurrences. It ranked 5,622 in baby name popularity for girls with 24 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Van has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Van Name Popularity Page.

Van Related Names

Famous Vans

  • Van Heflin ~ Actor
  • Van Morrison ~ Musician

Van Numerology

What will your new littleVan be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Van are often academic and kindhearted but most of all they are read more >>

Van Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Van in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Van.

Just for fun, see the name Van in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Van in Nautical Flags page.