What does Vanek mean?
Associated with: gracious.
(male) Varnek, Vaunek, ..
(female) Vaneko, Vanes, .. Middle name pairings:
Vanek Eitan (V.E.), ..
How popular is Vanek?
Vanek is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#10811 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Vanek (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Ean (#977 from recent data), Hannes, Hans (#1411), Hansel (#1709), Ian (#76), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), John (#26), Shane (#295) and Zane (#233). Other forms, like Janos, are uncommon. These forms of Vanek were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (median #1441) and have become significantly less common since (#844, ▼83%). John has been the most recognizable form, although Ean seems to be gaining favor too, while versions like Hans have lost favor. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Fabek, Garek, Jarek, Malek, Marek, Radek, Stanek, Tarek, Vale, Valen, Van, Vance, Vander, Vane, Vann, Vivek and Zarek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vanek.See names in meaning and etymology.