Van - Meaning of Van

What does Van mean?

[ 1 syll. van, va-n ] The baby girl name Van is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced VaeN †. Van is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English and Greek.

Van is a diminutive (English and Greek) of the English, Greek, and Italian Evangelia.

Van is also a shortening (English and Greek) of the English and German Vanessa.

See also the related form, the name Vantrice.

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Van is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Within the family of girl names directly related to Van, Vanessa was the most popular in 2018. Van has in the last century been mainly given to boys.

Baby names that sound like Van include Vaun, Vean, Veane, Vien, Vinh, Vonne, Vyan, Vyane, Vyanne, Vahni, Vama, Vamee, Vamey, Vami, Vamie, Vamy, Vana, Vanae, Vaney, and Vani.

† Pronunciation for Van: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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