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Ranked #1377


Gender: Neutral. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1745).

What does the name "Van" mean?

Van (American): From the Family of

The name "Van" is of American origin and it means "From the Family of". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 102 other names that are similar to this one.

V is for volunteer, your giving side.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Avn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Van" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Van? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,261 babies born with the name Van in the United States. That's more than enough Vans to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 33 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Van" was in 1953 with a total of 572 babies.

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Van" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of only 236 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Van popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Van in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Van

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a singer-songwriter and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1958 to present. Van was born in 1945 as George Ivan Morrison.


Van Williams

Van Williams is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1954 to 1982. Van was born in 1934 as Van Zandt Jarvis Williams in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.


Past life for Van born Aug 5, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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