Dirk! Could not your name be spelled in German as Von?, rather than Van?
Again, if you would look toward sites concerning the meanings of "baby names" you might well find this;?
"The boy's name Von \von\ is pronounced von. It is of Old Norse origin, and its meaning is "hope". Also a respelling of the Dutch-derived Van.
Von has 3 variant forms: Vondell, Vonn and Vontell.
For more information, see also related names Davon and Vaughn.
Baby names that sound like Von are Vin, Win, Fin, Vann and Vane."
Please note the "sound like's?"
I "hope" I have helped?
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