Meaning and Origin of: Van

Van is of Middle English origin and means "Dweller at the windmill."

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : Form of Von

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : Dyke
  • Middle English : Dweller at the windmill
  • American : Quiet

Family name origins & meanings

  • Vietnamese : unexplained.
  • Dutch (De Van) : metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.
  • English : Western English variant of Fann.
  • Czech (Vaň) : from a pet form of the personal name Václav, Old Czech Vęceslav (see Vacek).
  • Ukrainian : from a short form of the personal name Ivan, Slavic form of John.