Van

Van - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Van, meaning of, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #566. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Van and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Van? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Van. The baby boy name Van was given to 186 baby boys in 2012, ranking #881 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,823 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Van peaked in popularity 73 years ago in 1946 on position 267.



Famous with this name

Jean-Claude Van Damme
Carice van Houten
Casper Van Dien


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Van is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Van is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #279 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,432.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Van is where you live.


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Van origin and meaning

Van is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means of. To see famous people named Van, pop culture references for the name Van and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Van

We've found the following names that sound similar to Van, sorted by popularity.

Von / Vihaan / Vinh / Vivian / Vivaan / Vinay / Vinny / Vann / Vinnie / Viviano /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012881
2011784
2010761
2009792
2008776
2007847
2006895
20051017
20041182
20031073
20021317
20011403
20001798
19991453
19981333
19971607
19961346
19951683
19941254
19931282
19921096
19911251
1990976
1989926
1988888
1987770
1986775
1985791
1984757
1983679
1982784
1981757
1980704
1979691
1978727
1977689
1976702
1975660
1974630
1973586
1972586
1971576
1970531
1969494
1968464
1967420
1966405
1965393
1964401
1963378
1962363
1961346
1960359
1959342
1958369
1957361
1956343
1955311
1954303
1953290
1952304
1951309
1950312
1949299
1948306
1947287
1946267
1945273
1944355
1943392
1942433
1941384
1940447
1939449
1938380
1937429
1936423
1935409
1934406
1933373
1932397
1931425
1930382
1929427
1928396
1927437
1926409
1925409
1924408
1923435
1922412
1921398
1920400
1919431
1918427
1917462
1916407
1915406
1914410
1913491
1912441
1911417
1910566

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah279
Missouri513
Indiana525
Washington624
Colorado700
Illinois760
Minnesota774
California801
Florida863
Arizona891
Tennessee1018
Texas1022
Ohio1033
Georgia1049
North Carolina1071
Virginia1107
Pennsylvania1155
New York1432

Even more about Van


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Van a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Van?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1946
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Van
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 8,823
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +186

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