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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vas
A vessel; a duct.

Etymology: L., a vessel. See Vase

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A tube in which a body fluid circulates

From Latin vas (“vessel”), from 1645–1655.

  1. (anatomy) A vessel or duct transporting any bodily fluid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.

vas was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Bintulu, Catalan, French, Galician, Hungarian, Latin, Lojban, Norwegian Nynorsk, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Vas

Vas Blackwood is an actor. Vas was given the name Vasta R. Blackwood on January 17th, 1962 in St Pancras Hospital.


Vas Nuñez is an athlete for the Dreams Metro Gallery FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vas

Joseph Vas is a Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 19th Legislative District, Mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Member of theNew Jersey General Assemblyfrom the19th Legislative District, and MayorofPerth Amboy. Joseph was born on January 18th, 1955 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.


Abdul Vas is a in the fields of painting, drawing, rock, and roll. Abdul was born on March 15th, 1981 in Maracay.


Janos Vas is a hockey player for the HC Slavia Praha in the Czech Extraliga. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Janos was born on January 29th, 1984 in Dunaújváros.


Márton Vas is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Márton was born on March 2nd, 1980 in Dunaújváros.


Robert was born on March 3rd, 1931 in Budapest. He breathed his last breath on April 10th, 1978.


Arpad Vaš is a soccer player for the NK Veržej, NK Nafta Lendava, ND Mura 05, NK Aluminij, and NK Zavrč. Arpad was born on July 31st, 1989 in Lendava.


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Popularity of Vas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Vas U.S.
  White 64.04% 64.26%
  African American 1.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Vas

People with the last name Vas are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Vas

  • How Popular is the name Vas? As a last name Vas was the 47,614th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Vas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Vas is Wednesday, April 9th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Vas? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Vas. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Vas: Your name in reverse order is Sav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vas. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Vas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 445 people with the last name Vas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Vas as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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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