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Origin and Meaning of Vandyke

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Van*dyke"
Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke.
noun Van*dyke"
A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge.
verb Van*dyke"
To fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke)
  2. Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)
  1. An edge with ornamental triangular points.
  2. Alternative form of Vandyke (style of facial hair)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Vandyke

Matthew was born in 1979. Matthew is also known as Matt VanDyke.


Les Vandyke is a popular music songwriter and singer. He was most prominent from 1951 to present. Les was given the name John Worsley on June 21st, 1931 in Battersea, South London, England. Les is also known as Johnny Worth, John Worth, Worth, Johnny; Worthington, and JJ.


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Popularity of Vandyke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vandyke U.S.
  White 90.46% 64.26%
  African American 4.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vandyke

People with the last name Vandyke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Vandyke

  • How Popular is the name Vandyke? As a last name Vandyke was the 2,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Vandyke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Vandyke is Thursday, March 23rd, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Vandyke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Vandyke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Vandyke: Your name in reverse order is Ekydnav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nykaved. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vandyke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,030 people with the last name Vandyke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vandyke? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Vandyke as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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