Origin: Scandinavian

Meaning: “of”
a surname prefix transferred to first name usage
also, a nickname for Ivan and various names
with a “Van” syllable, e.g. Giovanni, Vanya

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Vann, Von, Vonn

Van TV and Movie Quotes
I gave him one shot of cortisol and he woke up like
Rip Van Winkle. House, M.D.: Cain and Able (2006)
“We don’t want to hurt you, Van.” Smallville: Asylum (2004)
“Going back to Chicago. Ice cold martini. Van Morrison.”
Beautiful Girls (1996)

Famous people named Van or its variations

1. Van Partible (b. 1971), American animator, Johnny Bravo
creator, born Efrem Giovanni Bravo Partible
2. Van Morrison, (b. 1945), Northern Irish singer
born George Ivan Morrison
3. Van Heflin (1910-71), American actor
born Emmett Evan Heflin, Jr.

Van Middle Names
Van Bartholomew
Van Christoff
Van Frederick
Van Montgomery
Van Reuben

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