Van Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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