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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vandyke, Van Dyck, Anthony Vandyke, Sir Anthony Vandykenoun

    Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)

  2. vandyke beard, vandykenoun

    a short pointed beard (named after the artist Anthony Vandyke)


  1. vandykenoun

    An edge with ornamental triangular points.

  2. vandykeverb

    To fit or furnish with a vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a vandyke.

  3. Vandykenoun

    A style of facial hair which has both a mustache and goatee but with all cheek hair shaven.

  4. Etymology: Named after 17th century Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck.


  1. vandyke

    A VanDyke is generally a style of facial hair characterized by a pointed beard and often paired with a mustache, named after the 17th-century Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. Alternatively, in fashion and textiles, a VanDyke is also a type of decorative lace or embroidery with a zigzag or scalloped edge. It can also refer to a style of collar or neckline that follows this zigzag or scalloped pattern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vandykeadjective

    of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke

  2. Vandykenoun

    a picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge

  3. Vandykeverb

    fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vandyke

    van-dīk′, n. one of the points forming an edge or border, as of lace, ribbon, &c.: a painting by Vandyke: a small round cape, the border ornamented with points and indentations, as seen in paintings by Vandyke of the time of Charles I.—adj. pertaining to the style of dress represented in portraits by Vandyke.—v.t. to cut the edge off in points.—n. Vandyke′-brown, a reddish-brown pigment, a species of peat or lignite.—adj. Vandyked′, notched with large points like a Vandyke collar. [Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), a great Flemish painter.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Vandyke

    A pointed lace collar, always distinguished in the portraits painted by Sir Anthony Vandyck. Also a peculiar shade of brown colour used by him for his backgrounds.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vandyke is ranked #2131 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vandyke surname appeared 17,030 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Vandyke.

    90.4% or 15,405 total occurrences were White.
    4.8% or 833 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 366 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 278 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 82 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 66 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vandyke in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vandyke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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