What does Ivan mean?
Ivan /ivan/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ee-VAHN, EYE-van. It is of Russian, Slavic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ivan is "God is gracious".
Affiliated boy name: Vanya.
Ivan has 28 more relations via John: Ean▼, Eian, Eion, Euan, Evan▲, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Hans▼, Iain, Ian▲, Ivann, Jan▼, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Joao, Johan▲, Jon▼, Jovan▼, Juan, Juwan▼, Sean▲, Seann, Shane▲, Shaun▼, Shawn▲ and Zane▲.
Ivan has 1 feminine form: Ivana.Kreatif forms: Ioivan, Ivaniah, Ivanio. [more]
How popular is Ivan?
Ivan is a very popular first name for males (#272 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#17660 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ivan for boys. Ivan reached its apex position of #113 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #132 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ivan and associated names. Ean (#997 in 2014), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan, Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan, Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shaun (#742), Shawn (#323) and Zane (#224) are the popular variation forms of Ivan (#132 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Seann are uncommon. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5238%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.4095%, 21.8% less), with forms like Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. The trendier birth names in this list are Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Sean (#193), Shane (#277) and Zane (#224), with Evan enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ivan is alike in pronunciation to Avon, Evann, Even, Evian, Evin, Evyn, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other recommended similar baby names are Idan, Iefan, Ilan, Iman and Ivar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ivan.