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.
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▲.
1 feminine form: Ivana.Creative forms:
(male) Inan, Irvan, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Ivan Felipe (I.F.), ..
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)
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. 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.