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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Slavic : Protective

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese : patronymic from Vasco, from the genitive form. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.
  • Hungarian : variant of Vass 5.
  • Slovenian (eastern Slovenia; Vaš) : from a reduced and altered form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian). Compare Bas.
  • Dutch : from a short form of the personal name Servaas, from Latin Servatus. St. Servaas was a bishop of Maastricht and its patron saint.

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