[The Face of Dutch]
[A Dutch flag on the edge of a puddle of water]
colors
[plate of food]
Meals
[a house]
the house
[a path]
the outdoors
[books]
media
[jacket]
clothing
[a mirror]
beauty
[glasses, watch, etc.]
necessities

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Dutch Names

naam click to hear ('name') - voornaam click to hear ('first, given name') - achternaam click to hear ('last, family name')
Wat een rare naam! click to hear 2 3 ('What a strange name!')
't Spijt me, ik ben Uw naam vergeten click to hear 2 ('I'm sorry, I forgot your name')
Hoe heet-ie ook-al-weer click to hear 2 3 4 ('What's his name again?' - I don't remember)
[family tree]
family tree

>> Frisian

Traditionally, there were many names from other European languages in Holland, especially from French. Also, many people gave their children names from the Bible and Latin names of saints. Frisian names are very common in Holland; I gave some in Italic. The many immigrants of recent years from more distant cultures have brought new names that I have not added here.
Some names are in 'old' spelling, and foreign names may be spelled as in the original language: don't take the names on this page as examples of Dutch spelling.
K and C are somewhat interchangeable, look under K if you can't find a name under C and vice versa.
Some names can be written with either an -ie or an -y ending.
Old names often have Y or IJ instead of the modern Dutch I in diphthongs EI or UI.
The French ending -ine can be Dutchified to -ien with sometimes a slight pronunciation change, which you can for instance hear in Ine click to hear and Ien click to hear.
hi, hello hallo click to hear
My name is ... Ik heet ... click to hear
My name is ... Mijn naam is ... click to hear
Hi - I am Marco Hallo, ik ben Marco click to hear
Hi - my name is Marco Hallo, ik heet Marco click to hear
My name is Daniel Mijn naam is Daniël click to hear
What's your name?
polite: Wat is Uw naam? click to hear 2
informal: Hoe heet je? click to hear
Boys' Names
Girls' Names
Aad click to hear - Aart click to hear - Ab click to hear - Abel click to hear - Abraham click to hear
Ad click to hear - Adelbert click to hear - Adriaan click to hear 2 3 - Age click to hear - Albert click to hear
Ale click to hear - Alex click to hear Alexander click to hear - Alfons click to hear - André click to hear
Andreas click to hear - Andries click to hear - Anne click to hear - Anton click to hear - Anthonie click to hear
Appie click to hear - Ard click to hear - Arend click to hear - Arie click to hear - Arjen click to hear
Arnold click to hear - Arnoud click to hear - Auke click to hear

Aafke click to hear - Aagje click to hear - Ada click to hear - Adèle click to hear - Adriènne click to hear - Agaath click to hear 2
Ageeth click to hear 2 - Agnes click to hear - Aimée click to hear - Akkelien click to hear 2 - Aleida click to hear - Aletta click to hear
Alida click to hear 2 - Alie click to hear - Amalia click to hear - An click to hear - Andrea click to hear - Angela click to hear - Anja click to hear
Ank click to hear - Anke click to hear - Anna click to hear - Anne click to hear - Annechien click to hear 2 - Anneke click to hear
Annelies click to hear - Annemarie click to hear 2 - Annemieke click to hear - Annet click to hear - Annie click to hear
Ans click to hear - Aukje click to hear
Balthasar click to hear 2 - Barend click to hear - Bart click to hear - Bas click to hear - Bastiaan click to hear
Batavus click to hear - Ben click to hear - Benjamin click to hear - Benny click to hear - Berend click to hear
Bernard click to hear - Bert click to hear - Bertus click to hear - Bob click to hear - Bonifatius click to hear
Boudewijn click to hear - Bram click to hear

Bea click to hear - Beatrix click to hear - Belinda click to hear - Bella click to hear - Bep click to hear - Berendien click to hear
Bernie click to hear - Berta click to hear - Betje click to hear - Betsy click to hear - Bianca click to hear
Bloem click to hear - Boukje click to hear
Caspar click to hear - Chris click to hear - Christiaan click to hear - Christoffel click to hear
Clovis click to hear - Co click to hear - Constantijn click to hear - Cor click to hear - Cornelis click to hear
Crispijn click to hear

Carice click to hear - Carien click to hear - Carla click to hear - Carola click to hear - Carolien click to hear
Cato click to hear 2 - Catootje click to hear - Ceciel click to hear - Cecilia click to hear - Charlotte click to hear 2
Christien click to hear - Christina click to hear - Claar click to hear - Co click to hear - Coba click to hear - Coby click to hear 2
Cor click to hear - Cora click to hear 2 - Corrie click to hear
Daan click to hear 2 - Daantje click to hear 2 - Daniël click to hear - Derk click to hear - Dick (Dik) click to hear
Diederik click to hear - Dirk click to hear - Doeke click to hear - Does click to hear - Dorus click to hear
Douwe click to hear - Dries click to hear - Durk click to hear

Desirée click to hear - Diane click to hear 2 - Dien click to hear - Dientje click to hear 2 - Digna click to hear - Dina click to hear
Dieuwertje click to hear - Doortje click to hear - Dorothea click to hear - Dorothée click to hear
Doutzen click to hear 2 - Dymfna click to hear
Eb click to hear - Ed click to hear - Edsger click to hear - Eduard click to hear - Eelco click to hear
Eelke click to hear - Egbert click to hear - Elegast click to hear - Elias click to hear - Emiel click to hear 2
Engel click to hear - Engelbrecht click to hear - Erik click to hear - Ernst click to hear 2 - Evert click to hear 2

Eef click to hear - Eefje click to hear - Eline click to hear - Elizabeth click to hear - Ella click to hear - Ellen click to hear - Elly click to hear
Els click to hear - Elsbeth click to hear - Elsje click to hear - Elske click to hear 2 - Emma click to hear - Emmy click to hear
Erica click to hear - Erna click to hear - Esse click to hear - Esther click to hear - Eva click to hear 2 - Evelien click to hear
Felix click to hear - Ferdinand click to hear - Ferry click to hear - Flip click to hear - Floor click to hear
Floris click to hear - Folkert click to hear - Frank click to hear - Frans click to hear 2
Fred click to hear 2 - Frederik click to hear - Freek click to hear - Friso click to hear - Frits click to hear

Famke click to hear 2 - Femke click to hear - Femmetje click to hear 2 3 - Fien click to hear - Fientje click to hear - Floor click to hear
Floortje click to hear - Fokje click to hear - Francien click to hear - Francisca click to hear 2 - Fransje click to hear - Froukje click to hear
Gabriël click to hear 2 - Gé click to hear - Geert click to hear - Ger click to hear - Gerben click to hear
Gerard click to hear - Gerrit click to hear - Gert click to hear - Gertjan click to hear - Geurt click to hear - Gijs click to hear
Gijsbrecht click to hear - Godfried click to hear - Gouke click to hear - Govert click to hear - Guido click to hear 2
Guus click to hear - Guustaaf click to hear 2

Gerda click to hear 2 - Geertrui click to hear - Geertruida click to hear - Geesje click to hear - Geeske click to hear 2
Gerrie click to hear - Gertie click to hear - Gloria click to hear - Godelieve click to hear - Gonnie click to hear
Greet click to hear - Greetje click to hear - Griet click to hear - Grietje click to hear
Halewijn click to hear - Han click to hear - Hannes click to hear - Hans click to hear - Harm click to hear - Harmen click to hear
Harpert click to hear 2 - Harry click to hear - Hein click to hear - Hendrik click to hear - Henk click to hear 2
Henri click to hear - Herman click to hear - Hero click to hear 2 - Hielke click to hear - Hilbrand click to hear
Hildebrand click to hear - Hotze click to hear - Hubert click to hear - Hugo click to hear
Huib click to hear - Huibert click to hear 2 - Huub click to hear - Huygen click to hear

Hadewich click to hear - Hanke click to hear - Hanna click to hear - Hannie click to hear - Harriët click to hear
Heleen click to hear - Hélène click to hear - Helga click to hear 2 - Hella click to hear - Hendrijn click to hear
Hendrika click to hear 2 - Henny click to hear - Henriëtte click to hear - Hermien click to hear
Hester click to hear - Hilda click to hear - Hilleke click to hear
IJsbrand click to hear - Isidoor click to hear - Ivo click to hear - Izaak click to hear
Ien click to hear - Ina click to hear - Ine click to hear 2 - Ineke click to hear - Inge click to hear 2
Ingrid click to hear - Irene click to hear 2 - Isabelle click to hear
Jaap click to hear 2 - Jacob click to hear 2 - Jacques click to hear - Jan click to hear - Jannes click to hear - Jantje click to hear 2
Japie click to hear - Jaring click to hear - Jasper click to hear - Jelle click to hear - Jeroen click to hear - Jip click to hear - Jo click to hear
Joan click to hear - Joannes click to hear - Job click to hear 2 - Jochem click to hear - Jodocus click to hear - Johan click to hear
Johannes click to hear 2 - Jolke click to hear - Joop click to hear - Joost click to hear - Joris click to hear - Jos click to hear
Jozef click to hear Julius click to hear - Jurgen click to hear 2 - Jurre click to hear 2 - Just click to hear 2 - Justus click to hear
Jut click to hear

Jacoba click to hear - Jacqueline click to hear 2 - Janine click to hear - Janneke click to hear 2 - Jannie click to hear - Jans click to hear
Jansje click to hear - Jante click to hear - Jantien click to hear - Jeanne click to hear - Jenny click to hear 2 - Jet click to hear
Johanna click to hear 2 - Joke click to hear - Jolanda click to hear - Jonel click to hear - Jooske click to hear - Jopie click to hear 2
Jozefien click to hear - Julia click to hear - Juliana click to hear - Juul click to hear 2
Karel click to hear - Karst click to hear 2 - Kees click to hear - Keessie click to hear - Keesje click to hear - Klaas click to hear
Kobus click to hear - Koen click to hear - Koenraad click to hear - Koos click to hear - Krelis click to hear

Kaat click to hear - Kaatje click to hear - Karin click to hear - Karlijn click to hear - Katja click to hear - Katrien click to hear
Kenau click to hear - Kitty click to hear - Klaske click to hear - Klazien click to hear
Lambert click to hear - Lammert click to hear - Laurens click to hear - Leen click to hear - Leendert click to hear 2
Leo click to hear - Leonard click to hear - Leopold click to hear 2 - Lex click to hear - Lodewijk click to hear
Lolle click to hear 2 - Lou (Loe) click to hear - Louw click to hear - Louis click to hear - Loek click to hear
Lucas click to hear - Luuk click to hear

Lammie click to hear - Laura click to hear - Leonie click to hear - Leonieke click to hear 2 - Lettie click to hear - Lida click to hear
Lidwien click to hear - Lieke click to hear - Lieneke click to hear - Lies click to hear - Liesje click to hear 2 - Liesbeth click to hear
Lieve click to hear - Lilian click to hear - Linda click to hear - Liselore click to hear - Liselotte click to hear 2 - Lita click to hear
Lize click to hear - Loes click to hear - Loesje click to hear 2 - Lot click to hear 2 - Lotje click to hear - Lucie click to hear - Lydia click to hear
Maarten click to hear - Marcel click to hear - Marco click to hear - Marcus click to hear - Marinus click to hear
Marius click to hear - Mark click to hear 2 - Mart click to hear 2 - Marten click to hear - Martijn click to hear
Martin click to hear - Matthijs click to hear - Maurits click to hear 2 - Max click to hear - Mees click to hear
Meeuwis click to hear - Meindert click to hear - Menno click to hear - Michaël click to hear 2
Michiel click to hear - Moos click to hear

Maaike click to hear 2 - Maartje click to hear - Machteld click to hear - Madelief click to hear 2 - Magda click to hear 2
Maja click to hear - Marga click to hear - Margaretha click to hear - Margot click to hear - Margreet click to hear
Maria click to hear - Marianne click to hear - Marie click to hear 2 - Marieke click to hear - Mariët click to hear
Marijke click to hear - Marion click to hear - Marina click to hear - Mariska click to hear 2 - Marja click to hear - Marjan click to hear 2
Marjolein click to hear - Marleen click to hear - Marlies click to hear 2 - Marloes click to hear 2 - Marry click to hear
Martha click to hear - Martine click to hear - Mathilda click to hear - Matsje click to hear - Mensje click to hear - Merel click to hear
Meta click to hear - Metje click to hear 2 - Mia click to hear - Miek click to hear - Mieke click to hear - Mien click to hear 2 3
Miep click to hear - Miepje click to hear - Mies click to hear - Mina click to hear - Monica click to hear - Monique click to hear
Nelis click to hear - Nestor click to hear - Nico click to hear - Nicolaas click to hear 2 - Niek click to hear
Noë click to hear - Nol click to hear - Norbert click to hear

Neelie click to hear - Neeltje click to hear - Nel click to hear - Nellie click to hear - Nijntje click to hear
Noor click to hear - Noortje click to hear - Norma click to hear - Nynke click to hear
Olivier click to hear 2 - Olle click to hear 2 - Ollie click to hear - Onno click to hear 2 - Ot click to hear - Otto click to hear
Olga click to hear - Olivia click to hear
Paul click to hear - Paulus click to hear - Pepijn click to hear - Peter click to hear - Petertje click to hear
Petrus click to hear - Philip click to hear - Pier click to hear - Piet click to hear 2 - Pieter click to hear
Pietje click to hear - Pim click to hear - Pimmetje click to hear - Pippijn click to hear - Prosper click to hear

Paula click to hear - Paulette click to hear - Paulien click to hear - Petra click to hear
Petronella click to hear - Pia click to hear 2 3
Quintus click to hear - Quirinus click to hear
Queenie click to hear
Radboud click to hear - Rafaël click to hear - Rein click to hear - Reinaart click to hear - Reinard click to hear 2
Reinier click to hear - Rembrand click to hear - Remco click to hear - Remmelt click to hear - René click to hear
Rex click to hear - Rhijnvis click to hear - Richard click to hear - Rick (Rik) click to hear - Rien click to hear
Rienk click to hear - Rijklof click to hear - Rob click to hear - Robert click to hear 2 3 - Roel click to hear
Roelof click to hear 2 - Rogier click to hear 2 - Roland click to hear - Rolf click to hear - Rombout click to hear
Romke click to hear - Ron click to hear - Ronald click to hear - Rudolf click to hear - Rudy click to hear
Rutger click to hear - Ruud click to hear 2

Regina click to hear (2) - Renée click to hear - Rens click to hear - Ria click to hear - Rie click to hear
Riek click to hear - Riet click to hear - Rika click to hear - Rita click to hear - Roos click to hear 2 - Rozemarie click to hear
Salomon click to hear 2 - Sam click to hear - Samuel click to hear - Sander click to hear - Sicco click to hear
Siebren click to hear - Siem click to hear 2 - Sietse click to hear - Sijmen click to hear - Simon click to hear 2
Sjaak (~Jacques) click to hear - Sjakie click to hear - Sjoerd click to hear - Sjors (~George) click to hear 2
Stef click to hear - Steven click to hear - Stijn click to hear - Stoffel click to hear
Schuyler click to hear 2 is only a Dutch-American first name

Saar click to hear - Saartje click to hear - Sandra click to hear - Sara click to hear - Saskia click to hear - Sien click to hear
Sientje click to hear - Sietske click to hear - Sjaan (~Jeanne) click to hear - Sofie click to hear - Sofietje click to hear
Stella click to hear 2 - Stien click to hear - Suus click to hear - Suzan click to hear - Suzanne click to hear - Suze click to hear
Syl click to hear - Sylvia click to hear
Teun click to hear 2 - Teunis click to hear - Theo click to hear - Theodoor click to hear - Thijs click to hear - Tijl click to hear
Tim click to hear - Tinus click to hear - Thomas click to hear - Tibaert click to hear - Tjeerd click to hear 2
Tjerk click to hear - Tobias click to hear 2 - Tom click to hear - Ton click to hear - Toon click to hear - Tsjerk click to hear

Tanja click to hear 2 - Tessa click to hear - Thea click to hear - Til click to hear - Tillie click to hear - Tine click to hear - Tineke click to hear
Titia click to hear - Tjeerdske click to hear - Tjitske click to hear - Toos click to hear - Trees click to hear - Treesje click to hear
Trientje click to hear - Trijn click to hear - Trijntje click to hear - Trix click to hear - Trudy click to hear - Trui click to hear - Truus click to hear
Ubbo click to hear
Ursula click to hear
Victor click to hear - Vincent click to hear - Volkert click to hear
Vera click to hear - Veronica click to hear - Victorien click to hear - Violet click to hear
Walle click to hear - Walter click to hear - Warner click to hear - Wessel click to hear - Wichert click to hear
Wiebe click to hear - Wiepke click to hear - Wigbold click to hear - Wigbout click to hear - Wijnand click to hear 2
Wilhelmus click to hear - Willem click to hear - Willibrord click to hear - Willy click to hear - Wim click to hear
Witte click to hear - Wout click to hear - Wouter click to hear - Wubbo click to hear

Wendelmoet click to hear - Wilhelmina click to hear - Willeke click to hear - Willemien click to hear
Willemijn click to hear - Willy click to hear - Wilma click to hear

Xantippe click to hear
IJ see I
Yvonne click to hear
Zef click to hear
Zoë click to hear

The common reference book is Dr. J. van der Schaar: Woordenboek van Voornamen, where many Dutch parents that are expecting a baby look for names.
spelling/telephone alphabet

saaie Piet click to hear ('a bore') - zeurpiet click to hear (a person who nags a lot) - Pietje-precies click to hear (a person who pays much attention to details and perfection)
Jan Jansen click to hear ('John Doe') - Jan met de pet click to hear 2 ([John with the cap] 'the man in the street') - Jan Salie click to hear 2 (a person without initiative or energy - old-fashioned)
Jan en Alleman click to hear 2 ['John and Everybody'] 'everybody' (somewhat negative) - Jan Rap en z'n maat click to hear ([J.R. and his comrade] bad people)
slapjanus click to hear (a weak, cowardly person)
brave Hendrik click to hear 2 (a very obedient, harmless person)
ware Jacob click to hear 2 ('Mr. Right')
Jarige Job click to hear (the birthday boy) - Jarige Jet click to hear (the birthday girl)
... en klaar is Kees. click to hear ['... and Casey is done.'] - said when a job is done, a piece of work finished.
Smeerkees click to hear 2 a person who carelessly gets dirty doing a job - smeerpoets click to hear 2 3 a generally dirty, unclean person
ongelovige Thomas click to hear (a disbelieving Thomas, a person of small faith)
Vrolijke Frans click to hear ('Jolly Francis' - a cheerful person)
Razende Roeltje click to hear (a very energetic, quick person)
Magere Hein click to hear ('Skinny Henry' - the Grim Reaper)
Klaas Vaak click to hear 2 (The Sandman) - houten Klaas click to hear (an awkward person)
Jan Klaassen en Katrijn click to hear ('Punch and Judy') - poppenkast click to hear ('a Punch and Judy show')
See also: Sayings

The (Traditionally) Most Common Family Names In Holland

De Jong click to hear
De Vries click to hear
Jansen click to hear 2
Van den Berg click to hear 2 /
Van der Berg click to hear 2
Bakker click to hear
Van Dijk click to hear 2
Visser click to hear
Janssen click to hear 2
Smit click to hear 2
Meijer/Meyer click to hear

A Few Dutch Family Names

Family names are often in 'old' or irregular spelling, especially Y for IJ, and Y or IJ for I in diphthongs like EI or UI, and CK or C for K, and T for D. 'Muijlwijck' would be 'Muilwijk' in modern spelling, 'Smit' would be 'Smid,' 'Bosch' would be 'Bos,' and 'Van Wyck' would be 'Van Wijk.'
more 'old' spelling names
Dutch Sounds Not Found in English - Dutch Sounds Represented by Different Letters in English - Dutch Pronunciation Reference Page

Achterberg click to hear
Akkerman click to hear 2
Albers click to hear
Alkemade click to hear 2
Altena click to hear 2
Andriessen click to hear
Bakker click to hear
Beekman click to hear 2
Bergman click to hear
Berlage click to hear
Besselink click to hear
Blijleven click to hear
Bloemendaal click to hear
Boesman click to hear
Bogaerts click to hear 2
Bokma click to hear 2
Bols click to hear 2
Bongers click to hear 2
Boomsma click to hear
Borst click to hear
Bouterse click to hear
Brinkers click to hear 2
Brinkman click to hear 2
Brouwer click to hear 2
Brunswijk click to hear 2
Buiskool click to hear
Bultman click to hear
Cannegieter click to hear 2
Corbijn click to hear 2
De Bont click to hear
De Bruin click to hear 2
De Geer click to hear 2
De Goede click to hear
De Groot click to hear 2
De Gruyter click to hear
De Haan click to hear 2 3
De Heer click to hear 2 3
De Jager click to hear
De Jong click to hear
De Lange click to hear
De Vos click to hear
De Vries click to hear
De Wit click to hear
Dekker click to hear
Deterding click to hear 2
Dijkgraaf click to hear 2
Dijkman click to hear 2
Dijkstra click to hear 2
Droste click to hear
Edelman click to hear 2
Elsevier click to hear
Egberts click to hear
Emmer click to
  hear
Evers click to hear
Faber click to hear
Florijn click to hear 2
Fokker click to hear 2
Fongers click to hear
Fransen click to hear
Gansevoort click to hear 2
Geerdes click to hear
Gerritsen click to hear
Geurtsen click to hear 2
Goedkoop click to hear 2 3
Goedschalk click to hear 2
Goethals click to hear
Groenewegen click to hear 2
Guis click to hear
Harteveld click to hear 2
Hardenberg click to hear
Heineken click to hear 2
Helmkamp click to hear 2
Hendriks click to hear
Henkes click to hear
Hoekstra click to hear 2 3
Hogendijk click to hear
Holland click to hear
Hoog click to hear 2 3
Hooghoudt click to hear 2
Hoogstraten click to hear
Hoogvliet click to hear
Houweling click to hear
Huibers click to hear 2
Huisman click to hear
Huizinga click to hear
Hulshof click to hear 2 3
Huygens click to hear 2
IJzerman click to hear 2
Jansen (Janssen) click to hear 2
Joling click to hear
Jongejans click to hear
Joosten click to hear
Klaassen click to hear
Kloppenburg click to hear
Koekoek click to hear
Koster click to hear 2
Kramer click to hear 2
Kreuk click to hear 2
Kroes click to hear 2
Kuiper click to hear
Kuykendall click to hear 2 *
Lichtenberg click to hear 2
Looijen click to hear 2
Luiks click to hear
Marsman click to hear 2
Matser click to hear
Mau click to hear 2
Meester click to hear
Meier click to
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Meis click to hear 2 3
Molenaar click to hear 2 3
Molswijk click to hear
Muilwijk click to hear
Mulder click to hear
Nauta click to hear 2
Nederhorst click to hear 2
Olivier click to hear 2
Onderstal click to hear
Overweg click to hear 2
Oort click to
hear
Peters click to hear
Pietersen click to hear
Postema click to hear
Posthumus click to hear 2
Rietveld click to hear
Rijsdijk click to hear 2 3
Roosevelt click to hear
Schermerhorn click to hear 2
Schiebergen click to hear
Schilder click to hear 2
Schimmel click to hear 2
Schouten click to hear
Schrotenboer click to hear 2
Schuyler click to hear 2
Schuringa click to hear
Smit click to hear 2
Smulders click to hear
Snijder click to hear
Spijkman click to hear 2
Staats click to hear 2
Steigenga click to hear 2
Struiken click to hear
Stuyvesant click to hear 2
Spoelstra click to hear
Swanepoel click to hear
't Hart click to hear
Ter Horst click to hear 2
Terpstra click to hear
Te Winkel click to hear 2
Timmerman click to hear 2
Troost click to hear 2
Van Amstel click to hear 2
Van Andel click to hear 2
Van Buren click to hear
Van Cortland click to hear
Van de Graaff click to hear
Van de Hei click to hear 2
Van de Kamp click to hear
Van den Berg click to hear 2
Van den Bos click to hear
Van den Broek click to hear
Van den Heuvel click to hear 2
Van der Baan click to hear 2
Van der Beek click to hear
Van der Berg click to hear 2
Van der Bilt click to hear
Van der Eiken click to hear 2 3
Van der Geest click to hear 2
Van der Gelder click to hear
Van der Heiden click to hear
Van der Hulst click to hear
Van der Kuil click to hear
Van der Lee click to hear
Van der Leeden click to hear 2
Van der Lei click to hear 2
Van der Mark click to hear 2
Van der Meer click to hear
Van der Plaats click to hear 2
Van der Valk click to hear
Van der Veer click to hear
Van de Wetering click to hear 2
Van Diever click to hear
Van Dijk click to hear 2
Van Dusen click to hear
Van Doorn (Van Doren) click to hear
Van Doorne click to hear
Van Ee click to hear 2
Van Eerden click to hear
Van Emmen click to hear 2
Van Eps click to hear 2
Van Geet click to hear
Van Gelder click to hear
Van Heusden click to hear 2
Van Houten click to hear
Van Kleef click to hear
Van Leeuwen click to hear
Van Manen click to hear 2
Van Nelle click to hear 2
Van Rensselaer click to hear
Van Rijn click to hear 2
Van Rossum click to hear 2
Van Schaik click to hear
Van Schijndel click to hear 2
Van Schuppen click to hear 2
Van Stralen click to hear
Van Sweringen click to hear 2 3
Van Tubbergen click to hear 2
Van Vlaanderen click to hear
Van Vliet click to hear 2
Van Wageningen click to hear
Van Wijk click to hear
Van Zand click to hear 2
Venema click to hear 2
Verburg click to hear 2
Verheiden click to hear
Verhoeven click to hear
Verkijk click to hear 2
Vermeer click to hear
Versteeg click to hear
Visser click to hear
Vos click to hear
Waelput click to hear 2
Walraven click to hear 2
Westbroek click to hear
Westerman click to hear
Willighagen click to hear 2
Witschge click to hear 2 3
Zijlstra click to hear 2
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In Holland, Dutch name lists like indexes and phone books order by the main part of the name - words like 'van' and 'de' are ignored.
Dutch family names sometimes refer to place names or to geographical features.
Search my site for more Dutch names and words at the top of this page
In Holland, the little words like 'van' and 'de' in names are not capitalized after a first name or an initial; if there are two little words the second one is never written with a capital letter.
Ik zag Van der Meer. - Ik zag Jan van der Meer. - Ik zag professor Van der Meer. (The Belgian system may be different.)
Baron Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol click to hear 2 (a 1780s reformer)
van click to hear 2 ('of') - de click to hear 2 ('the') - het click to hear 2 3 ('the' >>) - 't click to hear ('the') - op click to hear ('on') - tot click to hear ('to, till')
'Den' and 'der' are old-fashioned forms of the article ('the.') After 'van' in family names, den click to hear and der click to hear 2 ('of the') have a voiceless (unstressed) E, but in geographical names and stock phrases den click to hear and der click to hear have a 'short Dutch E' - hear for instance in op den duur click to hear 2 ('in the course of things') and Den Haag click to hear 2 ('The Hague') or Het Periodiek Systeem Der Elementen click to hear 2 'The Periodic Table of The Elements' and De Vlakte der Kruiken click to hear 'The Plain of Jars' (Laos)
Dutch family names database: Meertens Institute
* Kuykendall click to hear 2 - the family website says the origin of the name may be Kijk in 't dal click to hear 2 ('[Look into] View of the Valley') - Dutch (het) kuiken click to hear 2 means 'chick, baby chicken'

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