Van – Scary Mommy

Van

This name has tons of potential etymologies. As a Dutch word, it means "of" or "descended from." In Vietnamese, Vân means "cloud," and in Chinese, Văn means "culture." As an English surname, it's derived from "fenn," meaning "marsh." You can tell your little Van that someday he'll grow up, have kids, and get to drive a vehicle named after him.

Nicknames:

Van is super-short already!

Famous people named Van:

Singer Van Morrison; actors Van Hansis, Van Heflin, and Van Dell Johnson; football players Van Green and Van Tiffin.

Fun fact:

Van Wilder is - you guessed it - the title character in the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder.

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