Derived from the given name Aaij
, a short form of ADRIAAN
and other names.
Originally denoted a person who came from an uncertain place called Aaldenberg
, meaning "old mountain".
From Dutch aarden
meaning "clay, stone, earth". It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen
, the name of an estate near Oegstgeest in South Holland, meaning "abbot's pool".
ACHTERBERG Dutch, German
From the name of various places in the Netherlands and Germany, for example the village of achterberg
in Utrecht. The place names are derived from Low German achter
"behind" and berg
From the name of various places in the Netherlands, derived from Low German achter
"behind" and kamp
Denoted a person from various towns in the Netherlands called Achthoven, which is derived from Dutch acht
"eight" and hoven
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means "Adrik's home".
Originally denoted a person from the town of Akkersdijk, near Delft in the Netherlands. It means "field by the dyke" in Dutch.
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning "old field" in Dutch.
From Dutch allerliefste
meaning "most dearest". This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "close, near" in Dutch.
Referred to person who lived at the end of the road or the village, derived from Dutch an gen ent
meaning "at the end".
Originally denoted a person from Anholt in the Netherlands, which means "hold, rest" in Dutch (a place where people could rest for the night).
From Dutch aan 't veldink
meaning "next to the little field".
From the name of a city in the Netherlands, meaning "apple tree" in Dutch.
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel
"apple" and hof
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend
"eagle" and donk
Means "doctor, physician" in German, ultimately from Latin archiater
Denoted a person from Assel, Asselt or Hasselt, the name of communities in the Netherlands and Belgium. They derive from Germanic asc
"ash tree" and lauha
"woods on sandy soil", or hasal
From the name of a place called Assendorp, composed of Dutch essen
, meaning "ash tree village".
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over
meaning "over" combined with esch
meaning "ash tree".
From a place name meaning "the edge of camp" in Dutch.
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly from Baard
, a variant of BERT
, and wijk
meaning "neighbourhood, district".
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
Means "bakery" from Dutch bak
"bake" and huis
"house", an occupational name for a baker.
From Dutch zuid
"south" and hout
"forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin
meaning "good butter".
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean "raised, enclosed land".
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal
meaning "dale, valley" and man
DAM Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
DE VRIES Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
DE WITTE Dutch
Means "the white" in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
Means "oak tree", from Dutch eik
"oak" and boom
Probably from a place name that was a derivative of Dutch els
meaning "alder tree".
Occupational name meaning "peddler" in Dutch.
Originally indicated a person from Haanrade, a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
From Dutch heer
"lord, master", a nickname for a person who acted like a lord or who worked for a lord.
Derived from the given name HENDRIK
. A famous bearer was the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
Occupational name for a hat maker, from Dutch hoed
"hat" and maker
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Originally referred to a person from the region of HOLSTEIN
between Germany and Denmark. A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
HUMMEL (2) German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel
, Middle High German hummel
, all meaning "bee".
From the Dutch title jonkheer
meaning "young lord". It was originally a medieval noble designation (not an actual title) for a young nobleman.
KAPPEL German, Dutch
Name for a person who lived near or worked at a chapel, ultimately from Late Latin cappella
, a diminutive of cappa
"cape", arising from the holy relic of the torn cape of Saint Martin
, which was kept in small churches.
KLEIN German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "small, little" from German klein
or Yiddish kleyn
. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet
meaning "lump, ball". In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign that had a globe on it.
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland, derived from lang
means "wide" and broek