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Hout, van Hout and van den Hout are Dutch surnames meaning "wood", "timber" or "of the wood". Notable people with the surname include:

Van Hout
Van den Hout
  • Ron van den Hout (born 1964), Dutch Roman Catholic bishop
  • Willem van den Hout (1915-1985), Dutch writer and publicist


"(Al-)Hout" is a common romanization of the Arabic surname ال)حوت) (al)-ḥūt, meaning "(the) whale". People with this name include:

  • Shafiq al-Hout (1932-2009), Palestinian politician and writer, a founder of the Palestine Liberation Front and the Palestine Liberation Organization

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