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Popularity
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Van

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: From the Family of
  • #1377 All Time
Girls
Boys
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How popular is the name "Van" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188033033
188132032
188246046
188331031
188438038
188538038
188641041
188732032
188837631
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189027027
189148048
189235035
189342042
189432032
189534034
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189738038
189838038
189932032
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190240733
190338038
190436531
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190736729
190836036
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191046046
191153053
191285085
191389782
191414511134
19151796173
191619510185
19171686162
19181987191
19191877180
19202258217
19212539244
192222820208
192320110191
19242395234
19252369227
192623414220
192722213209
19282339224
192920112189
19302276221
19311938185
19321930193
193322710217
193419815183
193519412182
19361786172
193720310193
193822810218
193919412182
194018913176
19412255220
19422140214
194326914255
194430815293
194547812466
194658518567
194758112569
194850713494
19495187511
19504909481
195151114497
195255217535
195359119572
195459018572
195557427547
195648816472
195747923456
195846819449
195953328505
196049416478
196154516529
196249515480
196347022448
196441520395
196542114407
196636112349
196733513322
196828911278
19692535248
197024910239
197122310213
19721916185
19731837176
19741650165
19751619152
197616519146
197717417157
197816215147
197917918161
198019341152
198117331142
198217948131
198321958161
198416642124
198519350143
198618232150
198719248144
198815828130
198917032138
199016325138
199113423111
199215329124
199312725102
199411814104
1995911378
19961131796
199790981
199811614102
1999104995
2000991584
20011131697
200212616110
20031485143
200416411153
200518410174
200622612214
20072675262
20082740274
200930712295
201031012298
201130623283
201227627249
201326613253
201431818300

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 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Van" is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1948. Across the entire United States a total of only 507 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 accepting, your forgiving nature.

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 "Van". 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.

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Van

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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Past life for Van born Jan 19, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Name poster for Van

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