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What does Iwan mean?

Iwan Pronunciation of Iwan [iwan] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Iwan is "God is gracious". Iwan is a variant form of Ivan (Russian, Slavic, Hebrew): variation of Hebrew John.

Associated with: gracious.


Iwan has 9 variants: Ean, Eian, Eion, Euan, Ewan, Ewen, Iain, Ian and Juan.

21 more alternative forms via Ivan, John: Evan, Gian, Hans, Ifan, Ivann, Ivano, Jan, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Joao, Johan, Jon, Jovan, Juwan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Shaun, Shawn and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Inan, Iwana, ..

(female) Iwaya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Iwan Stellan (I.S.), ..

How popular is Iwan?

Iwan is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. John (#26 via latest list), Evan (#67), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Ivan (#138), Sean (#211), Zane (#233), Shane (#295), Shawn (#352), Johan (#553), Jon (#737), Shaun (#769), Ean (#977), Jovan (#1154), Jean (#1190), Gian (#1221), Ewan (#1284), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677), Euan, Eian, Iain, Joao and Juwan are the prominent related forms of Iwan (unlisted). These relations of Iwan were popular as baby names a century ago (adoption of 8.3%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 1.9%, down 77.4%), with versions like Juwan falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names in this list are Ivan, Zane, Ian, Ean and Johan. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan, Gian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Joao, Johan, John, Jon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Iwan is pronounced similarly to Eann, Eoin, Eon, Euen, Ewin, Ewynn, Ieuan, Ion, Owain, Owen, Owin, Owynn, Wain, Wayn, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Alan, Aman, Aran, Ban, Bran, Chan, Cian, Cowan, Dean, Doan, Dowan, Eban, Edan, Egan, Elan, Eran, Fran, Gyan, Han, Idan, Iefan, Ihab, Ihsan, Ilan, Ilar, Ilon, Imad, Iman, Imani, Inar, Inman, Ira, Irwyn, Isa, Isac, Isak, Itai, Ivar, Iven, Ivon, Iyar, Izak, Khan, Kian, Man, Oran, Rian, Roan, Rowan, Ryan, Stan, Tan, Twan, Van and Xan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Iwan.

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