Van: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Van

Van

Pronunciation: VAN (key)

Origin of the name Van:

Derived from the English surname Van. It is from the Middle English vanne and the Middle French van, words denoting a type of old winnowing machine. Alternatively, the name can be a borrowing of the Dutch Van, an element in family names which means "of, from" and indicates place of origin. Var: Vann.

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The boy I used to many had this name! Sooo cute
I have a brother named Van, he is very smart.

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Van Johnson, American actor 1916-2008
Van Heflin, Oscar winning American actor (born Evan) 1910-1974
Van Morrison, singer b.1945
Van Williams, TV actor, b.1934

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Van Montgomery, Reba TV Series
Van Wilder, movie of the same name
Van and Minny from the Pixar franchise Cars
Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972

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