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Gender: Male Meaning of Von: "hope" Origin of Von: Norse

The name Von is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "hope". Von and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

One of those midcentury shortenings that are starting to sound cool again, though we prefer Van.

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Famous People Named Von

Vonnie B'Vsean "Von" Miller, American NFL player
Earle Lavon "Von" Freeman, American jazz saxophonist
Von Francis Hayes, American baseball player
Vakeaton Quamar "Von" Wafer, American basketball player
Vontaze DeLeon Burfict, American NFL player

Pop Culture References for the name Von

Von Von Von, fictional character performed by humorist Hugh Gallagher
Yvonne "Von" Ryan, character from Australian TV series "All Saints"
Von Maur, upscale American department store
Vons, grocery chain
Means "from" or "of" in German



RoddyThlayli Says:


I like the Welsh Vaughn/Vaughan better, but I might be biased because it's my brother's name.

JH Says:


Exactly what we did! We have a very German last name, so it sounds great!

Khyrzton Says:


Use as a middle name to make your own little nobleman ;-)

Works best with a Germanic last name

Heival Says:


Von is actually a feminine word (meaning hope) and a female name in Icelandic.