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Meaning and Name Origin

Jovan \j(o)-van\ as a boys' name is pronounced jo-VAHN. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Jove, from Jupiter (Latin) "the supreme God". Mythology: Jupiter was the supreme deity of Roman mythology, corresponding to the Greek Zeus. Some 20 saints have used the Latin form of the name, Jovanus. The Jovani variants may also be phonetic forms of Giovanni.


Jovan has 13 variants: Jeovani, Jeovanni, Jeovany, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany, Jove, Jovi, Jovin, Jovito and Jovon.

For more information, see also the related boy name John.

Jovan has 18 more related variations via Giovanni, Jupiter: Geovani, Geovanney, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giovan, Giovani, Giovanno, Giovanny, Giovel, Giovell, Giovonni, Jovanney, Jovanno and Juppiter.


Jovan is a rare given name for males. Jovan is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Jovan for boys. Jovan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #622 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jovan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jovan outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jovan and related names. Popular alternative forms of Jovan rated in the Top 1000 are Geovanni, Gianni (#515 in 2014), Giovani (#769), Giovanni (#125), Giovanny (#969), John (#26), Jovani (#920), Jovanni (#943), Jovanny and Jovany. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 2006 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Giovani, Giovanny, Jovan, Jovani and Jovanni falling out of fashion. Gianni (#515) and Giovanni (#125) are two of the more chic birth names in this list, with Giovanni enjoying a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geovanni, Gianni, Giovani, Giovanni, Giovanny, John, Jovan, Jovani, Jovanni, Jovanny, Jovany in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jovan is alike in pronunciation to Javan, Javon, Jeavan, Jevan, Jeven, Jevin, Jevon, Jevvan and Jivan. Other recommended similar baby names are Joben, Johan and Joran. Like Jovan, these names are not commonly used.