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Ivan meaning and name origin
Ivan \i-van\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related name Vanya.
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Popularity of Ivan
Ivan is a very popular first name for males (#272 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33578 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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