Boy name origins & meanings
- Slavic : Protective
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 nameSebastjan (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.