Dutch Background

Dutch people, constantly ranked as one of the “happiest” people in the world, have a long struggling history of breaking free from Spanish domination and turning the country into the Dutch Empire. Even nowadays the small country in the North-West of Europe owns various islands as far as the Caribbean Sea. Get inspired by blooming fields of tulips, surrounded by iconic windmills and medieval castles where the most powerful royal families in the world arose. Two official languages, Dutch and Frisian, together with different dialects of Low Saxon and Limburgish, provide parents with a huge etymological variety of names for their children with diverse origins and meanings. Surnames as typical as Van Der Bilt give the Dutch naming tradition the aristocratic feel it certainly has.