Top 100 Dutch Last Names Or Surnames

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Most Dutch surnames are either habitational or occupational. These last names of the Dutch, who are native to the Netherlands, a country in western Europe, are one-of-a-kind with interesting meanings.

100 Popular Dutch Surnames or Family Names With Meanings

The Dutch use qualifying words or tussenvoegsel like prepositions between their given names and surnames. For example, ‘van‘ or ‘de‘ in Van der Berg and Jan De Vries, respectively. Read on to know the top 100 Dutch surnames with their meanings.

1. Aaldenberg

It is a place of uncertain location which means ‘an old mountain’. It is one of the oldest dutch surnames used by many people.

2. Aalfs

It is a short form of Adolf, which means the ‘son of Aalf’.

3. Aarle

It is another cool Dutch surname that is used to denote a person hailing from the Netherlands.

4. Abascal

The meaning of this surname is ‘street’s priest’. It is possibly derived from abas, meaning ‘priest’ and kale, meaning ‘street’. The name has a Spanish origin.

5. Abbingh

It is a Dutch surname that is a variant of Abbink, meaning ‘Abbe’s farm’.

6. Abspoel

It is the name of an estate located in South Holland.

7. Achterberg

It is a combination of achter which refers to ‘behind or backside’ and berg meaning ‘a hill’. It originated from various places in the Netherlands and Germany.

8. Adrichem

It’s meaning is ‘Adrik’s home’. It comes from the name of a 19th Century castle in the Netherlands.

9. Alderliesten

It is derived from the word allerliefste, which means ‘most dearest’.

10. Altena

It is the name of a town in the Netherlands, and is also believed to mean ‘very close’ or ‘near’.

11. Anholts

The name means ‘to hold for some time’ or ‘to take rest’.

12. Baardwijk

It is a surname used by the people who came from Baardwijk. It is a combination of two words, namely Baard, which refers to ‘bright’ and wijk, which refers to ‘neighbourhood’.

13. Baas

The meaning of this surname is ‘boss’ or ‘master’.

14. Bezuidenhout

It is a combination surname made of two words zuid, which means ‘south‘, and hout, which means ‘forest‘.

15. Bouwmeester

In dutch, the meaning of this surname is ‘architect’.

16. Claasen

This surname means ‘son of Klaas’.

17. Coeman

This common Dutch surname is a variant of the name Koopman, which means ‘merchant’.

18. Colijn

It is derived from the name Nicolaas, which means ‘victory of the people’.

19. Cruyssen

It is derived from kruis, which means ‘cross’.

20. Daalmans

This cool dutch surname refers to the ‘people who are living in a valley’.

21. Dam

It is a funny Dutch surname derived from Dutch and Danish. According to modern Dutch, it means is ‘pond’.

22. De Jonker

This old dutch surname is a variant of Jonker. The meaning of this surname is ‘Young Lord’.

23. De Klerk

The meaning of this surname is ‘clerk’. It is a cognate of Clark.

24. De Vries

This Dutch surname is taken from a region present in the Netherlands. It refers to someone from Friesland.

25. Drees

This cool Dutch surname is a variant of the name Dries, which is a short form of Andries, derived from Andrew, meaning ‘manly’.

26. Elzinga

This cool Dutch surname is derived from els. It refers to an alder tree.

27. Eikenboom

It is an exact translation for the oak tree.

28. Flipsen

The meaning of this surname is ‘son of Flip’.

29. Fortuin

It is a Dutch cognate of ‘Fortune’.

30. Geels

This surname is said to be a patronymic form of the Germanic personal name Gailo. It is also a variant of Gillis, which means ‘shield of hides’ in Greek or ‘youth’ in French.

31. Goossens

It is a Dutch patronymic surname, and it means ‘son of Goos/Goswin’.

32. Hagen

It is derived from the Dutch word Hago, which means ‘enclosure’ or ‘hedge’.

33. Heeren

The meaning of this common Dutch surname is ‘lord’ or ‘gentleman’. It is derived from the Dutch word ‘Heer‘.

34. Hoedemaker

It is one of the common Dutch surnames for hat makers. The meaning of the word Hoede is ‘hat’.

35. Houtkooper

This surname means a ‘wood trader’ or ‘wood purchaser’.

36. Hummel

It means ‘as busy as bee’.

37. Janssen

It is a variation of Jansen. It means ‘the son of Jan (John)’.

38. Jonckers

It is a surname that is a patronymic form of Jonker, which means ‘young lord’.

39. Joosten

It is an old surname derived from the name Joost, which is a diminutive of Justus.

40. Kappel

It is the variant of Kapel. It means ‘a person who works in or around a chapel’.

41. Klein

The meaning of this Dutch surname is ‘little’ or ‘small’.

42. Kuiper

It is a Dutch occupational surname, and it means ‘the one who makes and repairs barrels’.

43. Langbroek

It is a famous town in the Netherlands. The meaning of this name is ‘wide meadow’.

44. Leeuwenhoek

This last name means ‘a lion’s corner’.

45. Loman

It means ‘meadow’.

46. Meijer/Meyer

It is an Old Dutch last name that represents a farmer or a landlord. It originated from the Eastern parts of the Netherlands.

47. Muyskens

The true translation of this word is ‘little mouse’.

48. Nagel

This is another occupational surname, and it means ‘nail’. It is a popular surname for carpenters as they work with nails.

49. Oomen

It is a middle Dutch surname derived from oom, which means ‘maternal uncle’.

50. Offermans

This cool Dutch last name is derived from the word offer, which means ‘offering’ or ‘donating’.

51. Peerenboom

The surname means ‘pear tree’.

52. Philips

It is a common Dutch last name, and it means ‘son of Philip’.

53. Prinsen

It means the ‘son of prince’.

54. Rademaker

The name is derived from the word Rad, meaning ‘wheel’. It is an occupational last name used by wheel makers.

55. Rietveld

The surname means ‘reed field’.

56. Roggeveen

The meaning of this old Dutch surname is ‘rye field’.

57. Romeijnders

It is derived from the word Romein, which means a person who came from Rome.

58. Roosa

This word is derived from roos, meaning ‘rose’.

59. Roosevelt

It is a common Dutch last name, and it means ‘rose field’.

60. Ryskamp

It is a funny Dutch surname which is derived from Kamp. The meaning of Kamp is ‘camp’ in English.

61. School

It is a funny Dutch surname that means the same in English as well. This surname is for the people who work in a school or live near a school.

62. Schoorl

This surname indicates a person from a town named Schoorl in the Netherlands. The meaning of the last name is ‘forest by the shore’.

63. Slootmaekers

It is an occupational surname for locksmiths. The word sloot means ‘lock’.

64. Smit

It is an old Dutch surname for metalworkers, like blacksmith and Goldsmith.

65. Spijker

It is an occupational surname for a nailsmith.

66. Spiker

This surname is an Americanized form of Spijker, which means ‘granary‘.

67. TerAvest

The meaning of this surname is ‘at the edge’. It is used to refer to the people who live at the edge of a forest.

68. Theunissen

This surname means ‘son of Theunis’.

69. Tisza

This Dutch last name is derived from the name of a river called, Tisza. It is the second-largest river in Hungary.

70. Van Aalsburg

The meaning of this surname is ‘noble fortress’.

71. Van Achteren

It is a variant of Van Agteren. The name means ‘ from behind’ and refers to a place behind something.

72. Van Aggelen

It is used to represent either Achel in the Belgium province or Egchel in the Dutch province of Limburg.

73. Van Alphen

Alphen is a town in the Netherlands. The surname is derived from the town.

74. Van Amelsvoort

Amer is a river and Amersfoort is a city in the Netherlands. The meaning of the last name is ‘ford of the Amer river’.

75. Van Amstel

The surname means ‘water area’.

76. Van As

It denotes someone from Asch, a town in the Netherlands. It also means ‘ash tree’.

77. Van Breda

This surname has a combination of two words Breed, meaning ‘wide’ and Aa the name of a river. It also means someone who comes from Breda, a city in the Netherlands.

78. Van Can

It is a variant of Van Kan. The name means ‘from Kanne’. Kanne is a town in the province of Limburg, Belgium.

79. Van Dalen

In Dutch, dal means ‘valley’. The surname means ‘from the valley’.

80. Van Der Beek

The meaning of Beek is ‘creek’ or ‘brook’. The surname means ‘from the creek’ or ‘from the brook’.

81. Van Der Stoep

In Dutch, stoep means ‘entrance’. The surname refers to ‘from the paved entrance.’

82. Van Der Veen

The word veen means, ‘swamp’, ‘peat’ or ‘marsh’. The meaning of this last name is ‘a person who lived close to swamp’.

83. Van Der Vliert

The last name means ‘from the elderberry’.

84. Van Donk

It means ‘from a hill’ or ‘sandy hill’.

85. Van Hassel

It is derived from Hasel, a town in Germany. It means ‘Hazel tree’.

86. Van Horn

It is the Dutch form of Horn, an occupational name for someone who played a horn.

87. Van Laar

The meaning of this surname is ‘open spot in a forest’.

88. Van Middelburg

Middelburg is a city in the Netherlands. The surname is used by the people from that city. It also means ‘middle fortress’.

89. Van Rompaey

The meaning of this surname is ‘wide path’.

90. Van Wegberg

Weg means ‘way’ and berg means ‘mountain’. It means ‘way to the mountain’.

91. Verboom

The meaning of this surname is ‘from the tree’.

92. Verhoeven

The term hoeve means ‘farm’; hence the surname refers to the person who lived near a farm.

93. Ververs

It is an occupational surname which refers to a ‘painter’ or ‘ dyer’.

94. Vervloet

According to the Flemish dialect of Dutch, it’s meaning is ‘from the stream’.

95. Vogel

The meaning of this surname is ‘bird’. It is used for bird hunters and as a nickname for music lovers.

96. Vroom

It is a common Dutch surname which means ‘pious’ or ‘devout’.

97. Waterman

It is another occupational surname meant for ‘boatman’ or ‘ferryman’.

98. Westenberg

The meaning of this last name is ‘west of the mountain’.

99. Yancy

It is an Americanized form of Jansen, meaning ‘son of Jan’.

100. Zaal

In Dutch, the meaning of zaal is ‘ hall’.

This is a compilation of the 100 Dutch surnames or last names. We hope this list helps you pick out an interesting last name for your child!