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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vandross

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Alt. Meaning

V is for valiant, the way you approach life!

A is for adventure, take a new one today

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

R is for respect, earned through your actions

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

S is for special, you are, you know!

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vandross

Luther Vandross was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 2005. Luther was given the name Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. on April 20th, 1951 in New York City, New York, US. He passed away on July 1st, 2005.


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Popularity of Vandross as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vandross U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 90.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vandross

People with the last name Vandross are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Vandross

  • How Popular is the name Vandross? As a last name Vandross was the 98,982nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Vandross? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Vandross was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Vandross: Your name in reverse order is Ssordnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vasrdson. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vandross? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 183 people with the last name Vandross.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vandross? Vandross is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Vandross born Nov 21, 1942

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 1350. 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.

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