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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?!".

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

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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.