Of English origin.
Often heard as a name suffix, e.g. Marco van Basten, Dick van Dyke, usually in Dutch names. As such, it means “of” or “from”.
Other forms of the name are: Ivano, Ifan, Iwan, Giannis, Yannis, John, Ivo.
Famous bearers are Van Morrison, Van Cliburn, Van Johnson, Van Vicker.
Van Morrison, is a multi-awarded singer and songwriter.
Experts consider him a true music innovator and poet.
He was awarded several Grammies and a Brit Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Music”.