Van Buren (surname)
- Abigail Van Buren, pen name of the writer(s) of the "Dear Abby" column
- Andrew Van Buren, British performer who specialises in magic, large scale illusions and juggling
- Anita Van Buren, a fictional character on the television show Law & Order
- Elizabeth Van Buren, pen name of Giulietta-Elizabeth-Van Buren Verdon-Roe, née Emmons (1929-2011), writer of "Refuge of the Apocalypse: Doorway into other Dimensions"
- Fred Van Buren, magical inventor & performer
- Jermaine Van Buren (born 1980), Major League Baseball player
- John Van Buren (US representative) (1799–1855), United States Representative from New York
- John D. Van Buren (1838–1918), an American civil engineer, naval engineer, lawyer, and politician
- John J. Van Buren (1915–1942), a United States Navy officer and pilot who received the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross
- Mabel Van Buren (1878–1947), American stage and screen actress
- Martin Van Buren (1782–1862), eighth President of the United States (1837–1841)
- Paul Van Buren, Christian theologian and author of the Secular Meaning of the Gospel
- Raeburn van Buren (1891–1987) American magazine and comic strip illustrator
- Steve Van Buren (1920–2012), professional American football player
- William Holme Van Buren (1819–1883), American surgeon
Dutch Royal Family
The name (van) "Buren" appears in the history of the Dutch royal house, being the family name of Anna van Egmond en Buren, the first wife of William I of Orange. Borrowing from this heritage, the Dutch royals have used Count of Buren as a title or the surname "van Buren" in situations requiring anonymity.
- Princess Beatrix (formerly Queen Beatrix), the Countess of Buren (Dutch Gravin van Buren).
- King Willem-Alexander used the alias "Alexander van Buren" or a variant for anonymity purposes. For example during his University application he used "Alex van Buren". He also registered for the 1986 elfstedentocht as "W A van Buren".
Pronounced identically but spelled differently
- Armin van Buuren, a Dutch trance producer and DJ
- van Beuren, another Dutch spelling for a surname that is pronounced similarly to Van Buuren (that is [vɑn ˈbøːrə(n)])