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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.
It is a place of uncertain location which means ‘an old mountain’. It is one of the oldest dutch surnames used by many people.
It is a short form of Adolf, which means the ‘son of Aalf’.
It is another cool Dutch surname that is used to denote a person hailing from the Netherlands.
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.
It is a Dutch surname that is a variant of Abbink, meaning ‘Abbe’s farm’.
It is the name of an estate located in South Holland.
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.
It’s meaning is ‘Adrik’s home’. It comes from the name of a 19th Century castle in the Netherlands.
It is derived from the word allerliefste, which means ‘most dearest’.
It is the name of a town in the Netherlands, and is also believed to mean ‘very close’ or ‘near’.
The name means ‘to hold for some time’ or ‘to take rest’.
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’.
The meaning of this surname is ‘boss’ or ‘master’.
It is a combination surname made of two words zuid, which means ‘south‘, and hout, which means ‘forest‘.
In dutch, the meaning of this surname is ‘architect’.
This surname means ‘son of Klaas’.
This common Dutch surname is a variant of the name Koopman, which means ‘merchant’.
It is derived from the name Nicolaas, which means ‘victory of the people’.
It is derived from kruis, which means ‘cross’.
This cool dutch surname refers to the ‘people who are living in a valley’.
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.
This cool Dutch surname is a variant of the name Dries, which is a short form of Andries, derived from Andrew, meaning ‘manly’.
This cool Dutch surname is derived from els. It refers to an alder tree.
It is an exact translation for the oak tree.
The meaning of this surname is ‘son of Flip’.
It is a Dutch cognate of ‘Fortune’.
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.
It is derived from the Dutch word Hago, which means ‘enclosure’ or ‘hedge’.
The meaning of this common Dutch surname is ‘lord’ or ‘gentleman’. It is derived from the Dutch word ‘Heer‘.
It is one of the common Dutch surnames for hat makers. The meaning of the word Hoede is ‘hat’.
This surname means a ‘wood trader’ or ‘wood purchaser’.
It means ‘as busy as bee’.
It is a variation of Jansen. It means ‘the son of Jan (John)’.
It is a surname that is a patronymic form of Jonker, which means ‘young lord’.
It is an old surname derived from the name Joost, which is a diminutive of Justus.
It is the variant of Kapel. It means ‘a person who works in or around a chapel’.
The meaning of this Dutch surname is ‘little’ or ‘small’.
It is a Dutch occupational surname, and it means ‘the one who makes and repairs barrels’.
It is a famous town in the Netherlands. The meaning of this name is ‘wide meadow’.
This last name means ‘a lion’s corner’.
It means ‘meadow’.
It is an Old Dutch last name that represents a farmer or a landlord. It originated from the Eastern parts of the Netherlands.
The true translation of this word is ‘little mouse’.
This is another occupational surname, and it means ‘nail’. It is a popular surname for carpenters as they work with nails.
It is a middle Dutch surname derived from oom, which means ‘maternal uncle’.
This cool Dutch last name is derived from the word offer, which means ‘offering’ or ‘donating’.
The surname means ‘pear tree’.
It is a common Dutch last name, and it means ‘son of Philip’.
It means the ‘son of prince’.
The name is derived from the word Rad, meaning ‘wheel’. It is an occupational last name used by wheel makers.
The surname means ‘reed field’.
The meaning of this old Dutch surname is ‘rye field’.
It is derived from the word Romein, which means a person who came from Rome.
This word is derived from roos, meaning ‘rose’.
It is a common Dutch last name, and it means ‘rose field’.
It is a funny Dutch surname which is derived from Kamp. The meaning of Kamp is ‘camp’ in English.
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.
This surname indicates a person from a town named Schoorl in the Netherlands. The meaning of the last name is ‘forest by the shore’.
It is an occupational surname for locksmiths. The word sloot means ‘lock’.
It is an old Dutch surname for metalworkers, like blacksmith and Goldsmith.
It is an occupational surname for a nailsmith.
This surname is an Americanized form of Spijker, which means ‘granary‘.
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.
This surname means ‘son of Theunis’.
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’.
The meaning of this surname is ‘from the tree’.
The term hoeve means ‘farm’; hence the surname refers to the person who lived near a farm.
It is an occupational surname which refers to a ‘painter’ or ‘ dyer’.
According to the Flemish dialect of Dutch, it’s meaning is ‘from the stream’.
The meaning of this surname is ‘bird’. It is used for bird hunters and as a nickname for music lovers.
It is a common Dutch surname which means ‘pious’ or ‘devout’.
It is another occupational surname meant for ‘boatman’ or ‘ferryman’.
The meaning of this last name is ‘west of the mountain’.
It is an Americanized form of Jansen, meaning ‘son of Jan’.
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!