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29k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Van

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: From the Family of
  • #1384 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Van in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 33 0 33
1881 32 0 32
1882 46 0 46
1883 31 0 31
1884 38 0 38
1885 38 0 38
1886 41 0 41
1887 32 0 32
1888 37 6 31
1889 34 0 34
1890 27 0 27
1891 48 0 48
1892 35 0 35
1893 42 0 42
1894 32 0 32
1895 34 0 34
1896 37 0 37
1897 38 0 38
1898 38 0 38
1899 32 0 32
1900 62 5 57
1901 34 0 34
1902 40 7 33
1903 38 0 38
1904 36 5 31
1905 34 0 34
1906 25 0 25
1907 36 7 29
1908 36 0 36
1909 45 0 45
1910 45 0 45
1911 53 0 53
1912 85 0 85
1913 89 7 82
1914 145 11 134
1915 179 6 173
1916 195 10 185
1917 168 6 162
1918 198 7 191
1919 187 7 180
1920 225 8 217
1921 253 9 244
1922 228 20 208
1923 201 10 191
1924 239 5 234
1925 236 9 227
1926 234 14 220
1927 222 13 209
1928 232 9 223
1929 202 12 190
1930 227 6 221
1931 193 8 185
1932 193 0 193
1933 227 10 217
1934 198 15 183
1935 194 12 182
1936 178 6 172
1937 203 10 193
1938 228 10 218
1939 194 12 182
1940 189 13 176
1941 225 5 220
1942 214 0 214
1943 269 14 255
1944 308 15 293
1945 478 12 466
1946 585 18 567
1947 581 12 569
1948 507 13 494
1949 518 7 511
1950 490 9 481
1951 511 14 497
1952 552 17 535
1953 591 19 572
1954 590 18 572
1955 574 27 547
1956 489 16 473
1957 478 23 455
1958 468 19 449
1959 533 28 505
1960 494 16 478
1961 545 16 529
1962 495 15 480
1963 470 22 448
1964 415 20 395
1965 421 14 407
1966 361 12 349
1967 335 13 322
1968 289 11 278
1969 253 5 248
1970 250 10 240
1971 223 10 213
1972 191 6 185
1973 183 7 176
1974 165 0 165
1975 161 9 152
1976 165 19 146
1977 174 17 157
1978 162 15 147
1979 179 18 161
1980 193 41 152
1981 173 31 142
1982 179 48 131
1983 219 58 161
1984 166 42 124
1985 193 50 143
1986 182 32 150
1987 192 48 144
1988 158 28 130
1989 170 32 138
1990 163 25 138
1991 134 23 111
1992 153 29 124
1993 127 25 102
1994 118 14 104
1995 91 13 78
1996 113 17 96
1997 90 9 81
1998 116 14 102
1999 104 9 95
2000 99 15 84
2001 113 16 97
2002 126 16 110
2003 148 5 143
2004 164 11 153
2005 184 10 174
2006 226 12 214
2007 267 5 262
2008 274 0 274
2009 307 12 295
2010 310 12 298
2011 306 23 283
2012 276 27 249
2013 266 13 253
2014 318 18 300
2015 295 24 271

Want to know about the popularity of the Van baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,556 babies born with the name Van in the United States. That's more than enough Vans to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Van" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 20 babies in California have the same name as you in 1970. Across the entire United States a total of only 250 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Van" mean? The list below shows the origins of Van as well as things modernly associated with the name Van such as celebrities named Van.

Origin and Meaning of Van

The name "Van" is of American origin, and it means "From the Family of". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a singer-songwriter and musician specializing in rock, blues, folk, and blue-eyed soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Van was born in 1945 as George Ivan Morrison.

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Van Williams

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Van

Van Halen
Van Cleef And Arpels
Van Gogh
Van Halen Tour
Van Helsing
Van Heusen
Van Metre Homes
Van Persie
Van Rental

Alternative Meanings

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anv". 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.

Past life for Van born Jun 12, 1928

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 Portugal approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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