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Meaning and Name Origin

Javan \j(a)-van\ as a boys' name is pronounced JAY-van. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Javan is "Ionian". Biblical: the grandson of Noah who settled in the islands and coast lands of the Mediterranean. He's identified as the ancestor of the ancient Greeks.


Javan has 3 variants: Jayven, Jayvern and Jayvon.


Javan is an uncommon given name for men. Javan is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Javan and affiliated names. Jayvon is the only prominent related form of Javan (#unlisted). Adoption of this boy name reached its peak in 2007 and has become less since. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jayvon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Javan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Javan is pronounced similarly to Javon, Jeavan, Jeaven, Jeavin, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan, Jivan, Jovan, Jovann, Jovin and Jovon. Other suggested similar baby names are Cavan, Gavan, Jabin, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Jovani, Jovany, Kavan and Lavan. Like Javan, these names are not commonly used.