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What does Ivana mean?

Ivana Pronunciation of Ivana [ivana] as a girls' name is pronounced ee-VAH-nah. It is of Czechoslovakian, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivana is "God is gracious". Feminine of Ivan, from John. See also Evania. Ivana Trump, ex-wife of Donald Trump.

Associated with: gracious.


Ivana has 5 variants: Iva, Ivania, Ivanka, Ivanna and Ivanya.

Related girl names: Vania, Vanna and Jane.

4 more relations via Evania: Evana, Evanna, Evanne and Evanny.

Creative forms:
(female) Ivain, Ivane, ..

(male) Ivain, Ivaini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ivana Carlie (I.C.), ..

How popular is Ivana?

Ivana is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2684 out of 4276, Top 63%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ivana was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #852 in the U.S. then, and is at #1301 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ivana outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Ivana (#1301 last year) are Jane (#288 last year), Ivanna (#614), Vania, John and Iva. Usage of these forms of Ivana was common during 1940-1949 (median #1170) and has become much lower since (#1367, 81%). Jane is the clear favorite, though Ivanna has gained in usage over time, while forms like Jane used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana, Iva, Ivanna, Jane, John, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ivana is pronounced similarly to Aivana, Aivanna, Avana, Avani, Avania, Avannia, Avena, Aviana, Avianna, Evani, Evina, Evonna, Evony, Ivonna and Yvonna. Other suggested similar names are Alana, Brana, Chana, Dana, Deana, Devana, Dhana, Dwana, Dyana, Dzana, Edana, Etana, Flana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Ianna, Iara, Idania, Idiana, Ilana, Ilane, Ilena, Ina, Inaya, Ioana, Iona, Irena, Iriana, Irina, Irvina, Iryna, Ishana, Ivancka, Ivon, Jana, Jeana, Joana, Keana, Kiana, Leana, Levana, Liana, Livana, Luana, Moana, Nana, Osana, Qiana, Rana, Riana, Roana, Ryana, Savana, Seana, Shana, Siana, Tiana, Yana and Yoana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ivana.

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