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Van der Woude is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from the forest". The dative form of the particle indicates that the first people carrying the name came from a place called Het Woud of De Woud(e) ("the forest").[1] Less common variants are Van der Wouden and Van der Woud. People with this name include:

See also


  • Van der Woude syndrome, congenital disorder first described in 1954 by American physician Anne Van der Woude (?–?)
  • 5916 van der Woude, main-belt asteroid, named after Jet Propulsion Laboratory Image Coordinator Jurrie van der Woude (1935–2015)[2]
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