What does Ivan mean?
Ivan [ivan] 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". Variant of Hebrew John. Ivanhoe is a medieval variant Sir Walter Scott used for the Saxon hero of his novel "Ivanhoe". Tennis celebrity Ivan Lendl.
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.Creative forms:
(male) Inan, Irvan, ..
(female) Ivange, Ivanne, .. Middle name pairings:
Ivan Cason (I.C.), ..
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 statistics of Ivan for boys. Ivan reached its apex position of #113 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #138 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ivan and associated names. Ean (#977 in recent rankings), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Gian (#1221), Hans (#1411), Iain, Ian (#76), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Joao, Johan (#553), John (#26), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan, Sean (#211), Shane (#295), Shaun (#769), Shawn (#352) and Zane (#233) are the popular variation forms of Ivan (#138 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ivann, are uncommon. These relations of Ivan were popular during 1880-1889 (average #1573) and are now much less conventional (#936, 77.4% less usage), with forms like Shawn becoming less trendy. John is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Ian appears to be getting popular too.
Ivan▲ is alike in pronunciation to Avon, Evann, Even, Evian, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other recommended names are Adan▲, Alan▼, Alvan, Ban, Bran, Chan, Cian, Dan▼, Dean, Devan▼, Eban, Edan, Egan, Elan, Eman, Eran, Etan, Fran, Gavan, Han, Idan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ihab, Ihsan, Ilan, Ilar, Ilon, Imad, Iman, Imani, Inman, Irven, Irvin▼, Irvyn, Isa, Isac, Isak, Isam, Istvan, Itai, Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Ives, Ivor, Iyar, Javan, Jevan, Jivan, Kavan, Kevan, Khan, Man, Nevan, Oran▼, Rian, Roan, Ryan▼, Shan, Stan▼, Tan, Tevan, Twan and Zan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ivan.See names in meaning and etymology.