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Vermeer (disambiguation)

Vermeer is a Dutch toponymic surname. It is a contraction of Van der Meer, meaning "from the lake."[1]

Vermeer usually refers to the Dutch genre painter Jan or Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675); aka Jan Vermeer van Delft, which distinguishes him from the other three painters named Jan Vermeer, one from Utrecht and the father and son pair from Haarlem.

Other people with the surname Vermeer include:

Vermeer could also refer to (unless otherwise noted, the following are named after Johannes Vermeer):

See also


  1. ^ Vermeer at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands.