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What does Hovannes mean?

Hovannes Pronunciation of Hovannes [ho-v-annes] as a boys' name is of Armenian, Central European and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hovannes is "God is gracious". Variant of John via Johannes.

Associated with: gracious.


8 relations via John: Giannes, Hannes, Ioannes, Ioannis, Joannes, Johannes, Jovanney and Jovanni.

Creative forms:
(male) Hafnes, Hayvannes, ..

(female) Hovannesi, Hovansi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hovannes Korben (H.K.), ..

How popular is Hovannes?

Hovannes is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Hannes, Johannes, John (#26 in 2015) and Jovanni (#1049) are the popular alternative forms of Hovannes (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Hovannes was well-received during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 8.21%) and has become much less since (usage 0.55%, 93.3% less), with the form John becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jovanni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Johannes, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barnes, Dennes, Ennes, Gaines, Gaynes, Geovanney (see Giovanni), Hamnet, Haniel, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hannan, Hanniel, Hanno, Hanns, Hans, Hansel, Hansen, Hanss, Hanyel, Hanzel, Hawes, Hayes, Heanno, Hearne, Herakles, Hobbes, Hockney, Hodges, Hofmann, Hogan, Holmes, Hopkins, Hopkyns (see Hopkins), Hoppner (see Hopkins), Horace, Horatius, Innes, Jones, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Magnes, Montes, Raines, Raynes, Romanes, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Yovanney, Yovanni and Yovanny. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hovannes.

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