First name origin & meaning:
English: Place name: Van Nuys, California
First name variations: Nyes, Nys, Nuys
Last name origins & meanings:
- North German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal
name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last
syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the
influence of the French Saint Denis.
- North German and Dutch: possibly in some cases from
the female personal name Agnes, also a saint’s name, in the
form of Agnise.
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